Kenyan Community Currencies

Research output: Other contributionTeaching case


The case is about grassroots monetary innovations carried out for social purposes. Through the case of the Kenyan community currencies the reader gets an insight into the social challenges these currencies aim to address, the effort that goes into designing these local monies as well as into organising the communities that use them. The reader is presented with the practical challenges faced by the various currency models. The case ends at the moment the monetary entrepreneur has to design a currency model for three new currencies in as many informal settlements in Kisumu, Kenya.


External organisations
  • Copenhagen Business School
Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Business Administration


  • community currencies, monetary innovation, social entrepreneurship
Original languageEnglish
Short descriptionTeaching case and teaching note
PublisherHarvard Business Publishing
Number of pages15
Publication statusPublished - 2020 Apr 20
Publication categoryResearch