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benje william
Acumen Fund

Benje is currently a Portfolio Intern in the Agriculture and Energy portfolios in Acumen Fund’s East Africa office. Prior to Acumen, Benje was a management consultant at TecnoServe in Kenya and at PwC in New York. He is currently starting several SMEs in the Nairobi slums, and holds a BS in Business Administration from UC Berkeley.

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    The Inaugural World [Water] Cup

    Throughout the globe today, communities will be celebrating World Water Day. Remembering my first trek to the dirt football pitch in the Mathare slum several months ago, I realize now that perhaps nowhere else is this year’s message of "water quality" more relevant than in the slums of Nairobi.

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    Kenya Dispatch: Toilet Parties in the Nairobi Slums

    "Once you don’t have it - that’s when you realize the value" -- David Kuria, founder and CEO of Ecotact, speaking about toilets. As an investor and partner with Ecotact, Acumen Fund is eager to continue the celebration with Kuria and his team, as they grow from 17 facilities to a target of more than double that within the next year.

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