Decent housing is one of the key factors in the fight against poverty and social exclusion. It is not just about putting a roof over someone’s head. Academic research proves that access to a clean and stable home implicates an improvement in security, health and education.
One in five Kenyans at the base of the pyramid (BoP) forgo a usual expense, such as food or a bus pass, to afford mobile phone access, according to an upcoming study commissioned by infoDev.
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Best practices for BoP franchise models are constantly evolving. New and existing franchises alike regularly look to one another for advice. Now they have another resource: Waltraud Martiusand her book Fairplay Franchising. The book presents a set of principles that apply across franchise models. Martius’ name has been abuzz within the BoP field since she was a panelist...
The baobab is a tree that is abundant in Southern Africa, especially in rural areas. It’s known as the “tree of life.” I was always in awe of this tree. It has a huge knotted trunk and looks like it has been pulled out of the ground and turned upside down. It provides shelter and food for communities in rural areas. The fruit is a superfood and contains a powder...
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