Improving people’s relationship with each other is a great challenge bearing in mind the different cultures, religion, tribes & different languages that exist. However, there exist a bigger cause that brings all these factors together:  “ Creating sustainable communities from shared innovation,  ideology & microgranting “ .

On the evening of 8th March 2017, Connect Coffee Roasters was honored to host “Nairobi stew,”: a community fundraiser to support income startup innovations organized by Impact Hub. It is built on the belief that 500 ksh ( $5 ) , 4 pitches, stew and a vote is all you need to make incredible things happen in your community. This first event in the Nairobi Stew series is inspired by the soup movement, which began with Detroit Soup in 2010 and has spread around the world since. The first one in Kenya was held at Connect Coffee Roasters, Nairobi.


Nairobi stew participants listening to presentation
Nairobi stew participants listening to presentation, at Connect Coffee Roasters on  8th March 2017.  PHOTO |  IMPACT HUB


How does it work?

For a suggested donation of 500 ksh (feel free to donate less or more, depending on your circumstances). Attendees receive a bowl of stew and a vote, and hear from four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture, social justice, social entrepreneurs, education, technology and more. Each presenter has four minutes to share their idea and answer four questions from the audience.

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Presenters  awaiting  questions from the audience after presentations. VENUE | CONNECT COFFEE, NAIROBI  | PHOTO | IMPACT HUB


At the event, attendees eat, talk, share resources, enjoy art and vote on the project they think benefits the city the most. At the end of the night, we count the ballots and the winner goes home with all of the money raised to carry out their project. Winners will then come back to a future Stew dinner to report their project’s progress.


Ms Marie Omare is the winner of Kenya’s first community micro-grant event, Nairobi Stew, where event attendees played grant makers on March 8, 2017. VENUE | CONNECT COFFEE ROASTERS |  Photo |  IMPACT HUB NAIROBI

“We wanted to create an event where it’s (trust) the central theme. You come here and put your trust in [those pitching] with your vote,” said Eric Mwangi, the Co-Founder of Impact Hub Nairobi, a co-working space who hosted the event.

Connect Coffee  – “Connect with People”

Nairobi stew event cemented Connect Coffees’ mission to connect and make peoples life better. We are open to partner & share our venue space with artists, societal groups, independent parties that are passionate about creating sustainable change to the society. Lets make life better by  partnering with Connect Coffee Roasters. 



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