Jamii Bora is the largest microfinance institution in Kenya. Many of the members live in Kibera, a Nairobi slum with more than a million inhabitants. On the evening of 30 December 2007 Kenyan President Mwai Kibaki was sworn in for a second term following a widely disputed election. Riots erupted between rival ethnic groups. This short film tells the story of a community that has moved from killing one another to reconciliation.
The Consultative Group to Assist the Poor works toward a world in which everyone has access to the financial services they need to improve their lives. CGAP develops innovative solutions for financial inclusion through practical research and active engagement with financial service providers, policy makers, and funders. Established in 1995 and housed at the World Bank, CGAP combines a pragmatic approach to market development with an evidence-based advocacy platform to advance poor people’s access to finance. Our "Microfinance Now" series features interviews with leading figures in the world of microfinance.