Business plans, thwarted dreams in "Kenya Stories"

Posted by: Emily McManus


Via Emeka Okafor‘s blog Timbuktu Chronicles: Kenya Stories, a fascinating new movie about the 2007 business plan competition in Kenya. Soon after the competition, national events took a tragic turn:

They are young, ambitious and want to win. 100 potential businesses. 100 great ideas. Imagine what these Kenyan youth could do for a nation plagued by unemployment. But sadly, this is the story of thwarted dreams. Six weeks after Kenya’s national business plan competition, a disputed election set off the worst violence Kenya has seen since independence in 1963. Kenya Stories is the human face of what Kenya stands to lose. They are the future that is now at risk.

The film comes from TEDGlobal speaker Carol Pineau, who also made the documentary Africa Open for Business.

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Comments (2)

  • Kevin Smith commented on Jul 26 2009

    yeah, a very nice and sad movie. As for me I observe the development of Kenya. It is difficult and long. Recently I’ve watched a documentary about Kenya. And I understood that only with time, with the change of people, generations, I mean, the trend of their history can be changed.

  • Love Find commented on Jul 23 2009

    the power of business is amazing.

    meet real kenyans at and learn, love and laugh!