Harnessing Student Potential In Microfinance
I am going to try to post a daily entry following the Africa - Middle East Microcredit Summit in Nairobi this week. I hope you all enjoy, and please stay tuned for more entries!
A view of Kibera slum - the second largest in Africa - on our Jamii Bora field visit.
A local Jamii Bora office in Kibera.
John Ouma. A former criminal for 13 years, he is now a successful small business owner and spokesman for Jamii Bora.
Bernard Onyano. Another reformed criminal, now a successful client of Jamii Bora.
Some of the Kibera kids learning about microfinance.
Chris and the kids do some yoga on the roof.
An overhead view of the sprawling slum of Kibera. Kibera encompasses around 1% of the area of Nairobi, yet houses over 25% of the city's population. Many of Kibera's residents are borrowers from Jamii Bora and other MFIs.
Francesca and John show off the jersey of the soccer team Kibera Celtic, another project of Jamii Bora's. Kibera Celtic is undefeated so far this season.