Kenyan Community Currencies

Ester Barinaga, Valeria Giacomin

Research output: Other contributionEducation


The case is about social entrepreneur Will Ruddick and his efforts to introduce social community currencies in Kenya. Students explore the social challenges these currencies aim to address, the possible designs and the historical experiences that support Will's decision-making. They understand pressing problems, including distribution, demurrage and community organization. The case ends with the challenge of finding a currency model for three informal settlements in Kisumu, Kenya. The case is part of the Historical Entrepreneurship Case Series and can be used by itself or in conjunction with the other cases of the series.
Original languageEnglish
Publication dateApr 2020
Place of PublicationLos Angeles, CA
PublisherUSC-Marshall/Lloyd Greif Center for Entrepreneurial Studies
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2020
SeriesHistorical Entrepreneurship Case Series

Bibliographical note

CASE-Reference no. SCG-570


  • Entrepreneurship
  • Innovation & entrepreneurship
  • Business & government relations
  • Currency
  • Business history
  • History of capitalism
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Economic development

Cite this