Urban Development

Country: Kenya

Collins Apuoyo is protecting the environment by safely collecting, storing, and reusing used oil that is otherwise dumped in rivers or uninhabited land in Kenya. Through a creative financing model, he has turned his project into a vehicle for economic development, by providing mechanics and disadvantaged communities with access to loans they can use to improve their small businesses.

Country: Kenya

Bob Munro, creator of the Mathare Youth Sports Association, is one of the first people in the world to successfully unite sports and development. Through his organization, Bob has not only fostered young leaders, he has inspired them to change their communities for the better.

Country: Kenya
Organization: Jamii Bora

Ingrid Munro founded Jamii Bora in 1999.  Today, it is the largest and fastest growing microfinance institution in East Africa and has created the platform for an integrated economic and social movement that is transforming the lives of destitute slum dwellers, the poorest of the urban poor.

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