Fight poverty and help Kenyans manage their own development.
• Will Ruddick, founder of the Bangla-Pesa program was a physicist and economist in the US. He came to Kenya with the US Peace Corps and has been a researcher and development worker there since 2008. Will is part of a global movement for sustainable development focusing on Complementary Currencies (an internatinally recognized development tool).
• Bangla-Pesa helps Kenyans living on less than $1 a day by allowing micro-businesses to form a network that can trade even when they have no money.
• In only a short while we’ve seen a more than a 20% increase in local trade with this program. We hope to see an overall increase in local trade of more than 50% and see families meet their daily needs and rise out of poverty.
• In order to do this we must first help the founder and 5 other community members who are facing 7 years in prison under false allegations. This campaign will help pay legal fees and bring the program back on its feet.