Observations on emerging opportunities in upcountry Kenya

Louis Majanja is a photographer who maintains the wonderful ‘Daily Struggle‘ photoblog capturing life in and around Nairobi and Kenya and his latest post captured not only my imagination but also the changes he’s observed upcountry in his rural home region when he went back for the holidays.  Here, I want to share that insight with you:

Photo Credit: "Daily Struggle" by Louis Majanja

He writes:

The signs on the premise speak of 3 different phenomenons that are reshaping rural life in Kenya – Cycle parts, Mobile repair, and New Kinyozi (barber shop)  represent  3 businesses that would not have existed 10, even 5 years ago. The spread of inexpensive Chinese motorcycles, has improved rural mobility dramatically, cheaper cellphones have improved communication and rural electrification is is enabling new businesses and new businesses are growing around this new opportunities.

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