Category: economy

Kenya Supermarket Report

What would you learn if you collected discarded supermarket receipts from Nairobi shoppers? That’s what Emmanuel Kens, Anthony Otieno, and I decided to find out. We got a bunch of street kids and paid them to collect the receipts on our behalf. A few months later we had 1,465 receipts enough for a sample size ...

The Story of Money

My childhood was permeated by strange thoughts of what  money really is, the concept of value eluded my simple mind. Other than 5 shilling coin being enough to carter for my samosa cravings I couldn’t get past the notion of value on a piece of metal. Questions such as who creates money? where does it ...