creating a cash cow in kenya adventures in starting a social business and living in africa

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Creating A Cash Cow In Kenya

Author : Nat Robinson
ISBN : 099711360X
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What started as an eight-month assignment turned into a six-year adventure and the creation of a social business to help Kenya's farmers lift themselves out of poverty. The social business, Juhudi Kilimo, provides microloans to enable smallholder farmers to buy productive assets, such as cows, tools and so on. Since its foundation in 2009, Juhudi Kilimo has provided over 50,000 loans worth $30 million and financed the purchase of 23,100 cows by some of Kenya's poorest farmers. In its six years Juhudi managed to rack up an impressive list of international investors - The Rockefeller Foundation, The Ford Foundation, Acumen Fund, Soros Economic Development Fund, Grameen Foundation, Deutsche Bank and Kiva.org. The company also won a Charles Schwab Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award and part of CIO Magazine's top 100 list. The challenges faced by the company in its early years reveal a dark underbelly of investor greed, corruption and the deep multicultural misunderstandings that can lead to conflicts. The company was driven by a young entrepreneur from the US, who admits he had no idea what he was doing but learned along the way. The lessons he presents here can help guide those starting new ventures or trying to defy the odds with a new social business in East Africa. The business stories are intertwined with his adventures, racing camels, running from rhinos and much more.

Digital Kenya

Author : Bitange Ndemo
ISBN : 9781137578785
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book is open access under a CC BY 4.0 license. Presenting rigorous and original research, this volume offers key insights into the historical, cultural, social, economic and political forces at play in the creation of world-class ICT innovations in Kenya. Following the arrival of fiber-optic cables in 2009, Digital Kenya examines why the initial entrepreneurial spirit and digital revolution has begun to falter despite support from motivated entrepreneurs, international investors, policy experts and others. Written by engaged scholars and professionals in the field, the book offers 15 eye-opening chapters and 14 one-on-one conversations with entrepreneurs and investors to ask why establishing ICT start-ups on a continental and global scale remains a challenge on the “Silicon Savannah”. The authors present evidence-based recommendations to help Kenya to continue producing globally impactful ICT innovations that improve the lives of those still waiting on the side-lines, and to inspire other nations to do the same.

A Calf Named Brian Higgins

Author : Kristen Ball
ISBN : 9781947159044
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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Thirteen-year-old Hannah Higgins is convinced her summer is ruined when she is forced to travel to Africa and work in a remote village in Kenya with her mom and uncle. Never having been to a developing country, she finds the food gross and the community filthy. She has to live without electricity or running water. Then she is told she must attend school. Just when she thinks nothing could make this trip any worse, she learns people there are dying of hunger and preventable disease. Hannah becomes frustrated and wants to help, but when poverty threatens the lives of people she loves, all she wants to do is go home.

The Political Economy Of Everyday Life In Africa

Author : Wale Adebanwi
ISBN : 9781847011657
Genre : Africa
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Multi-disciplinary examination of the role of ordinary African people as agents in the generation and distribution of well-being in modern Africa.

Sapiens

Author : Yuval Noah Harari
ISBN : 0771038518
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Destined to become a modern classic in the vein of Guns, Germs, and Steel, Sapiens is a lively, groundbreaking history of humankind told from a unique perspective. 100,000 years ago, at least six species of human inhabited the earth. Today there is just one. Us. Homo Sapiens. How did our species succeed in the battle for dominance? Why did our foraging ancestors come together to create cities and kingdoms? How did we come to believe in gods, nations, and human rights; to trust money, books, and laws; and to be enslaved by bureaucracy, timetables, and consumerism? And what will our world be like in the millennia to come? In Sapiens, Dr. Yuval Noah Harari spans the whole of human history, from the very first humans to walk the earth to the radical -- and sometimes devastating -- breakthroughs of the Cognitive, Agricultural, and Scientific Revolutions. Drawing on insights from biology, anthropology, palaeontology, and economics, he explores how the currents of history have shaped our human societies, the animals and plants around us, and even our personalities. Have we become happier as history has unfolded? Can we ever free our behaviour from the heritage of our ancestors? And what, if anything, can we do to influence the course of the centuries to come? Bold, wide-ranging and provocative, Sapiens challenges everything we thought we knew about being human: our thoughts, our actions, our power...and our future.

The Tolling Of Mercedes Bell

Author : Jennifer Dwight
ISBN : 9781631520716
Genre : Fiction
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"Full of surprises with impressive twists...” —Suspense Magazine "The Tolling of Mercedes Bell is an unforgettable page-turner—a must read by all!” —San Francisco Book Review Recently widowed and adapting to the challenges of single motherhood, Mercedes Bell is a paralegal at Crenshaw, Slayne & McDonough when she meets Jack Soutane, a dashing San Francisco lawyer who has recently begun leasing office space from the firm. It’s the 1980s. The crack epidemic, homelessness, and AIDS explode on the scene, Jack’s law practice booms—and the Crenshaw firm eagerly shares his bounty. Meanwhile, despite all the warning signs, Mercedes falls under Jack’s spell. When calamity strikes and Jack succumbs to his own dark surprise, Mercedes finds herself in a race to survive and to protect her daughter. In order to do so, she must make sense of wildly inconsistent information—and face the truths that emerge. Compelling and full of suspense, The Tolling of Mercedes Bell is a story about honesty in the face of deception, courage in the pursuit of happiness, and the unexpected places that quest can lead.

Kama Sutra For Beginners

Author : R. Riley
ISBN : 1515297888
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Kama Sutra For Beginners, Discover The Best Essential Kama Sutra Love Making Techniques. 3rd EDITION Do you want to bring an amplified sense of passion into the bedroom ? Do you want to know how you and your loved one can find immense pleasure by exploring one another's desires ? This e-book is essential for all couples, and will provide both men and women with the knowledge needed to foster a loving intimate relationship at any point in their lives. In this book, you'll learn: Techniques designed to stimulate and satisfy your lover The benefits of Kamasutra, like how it can make you age better and live longer How to employ kissing techniques during your lovemaking sessions How you can kiss the body in order to get your partner even more aroused About how to encourage communication into your love making How to experiment with different approaches, and bringing incredible passion into your relationship A variety of sexual positions And much, much more.. So if you want to have a loving intimate relationship, then read further! Buy your copy today!

51 Questions On Social Entrepreneurship

Author : Neetal Parekh
ISBN : 0990748200
Genre : Social entrepreneurship
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"This actionable Q & A, written as story, takes you from wherever you are and introduces you to game changing concepts around social entrepreneurship"--Page 4 of cover.

101 Ways To Make Money In Africa

Author : John-Paul Iwuoha &
ISBN : 1320351018
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Wildflower

Author : Mark Seal
ISBN : 9780733627460
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
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In the tradition of the bestsellers WHITE MISCHIEF and MIDNIGHT IN THE GARDEN OF GOOD AND EVIL, Mark Seal tells the story of the captivating life and shocking death of world-renowned naturalist Joan Root. From her passion for animals and her storybook love affair, to her hard-fought crusade to save Kenya's beautiful Lake Naivasha, WILDFLOWER is Joan Root's gripping life story, a stunning and moving tale featuring a remarkable modern-day heroine. With a cast of characters as wild, wondrous and unpredictable as Africa itself, WILDFLOWER is a real-life adventure tale set in the world's fast-disappearing wilderness. Rife with personal revelation, intrigue, corruption and murder, readers will remember Joan Root's extraordinary journey long after they turn the last page.

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