Can we create change in our community? Lets start with a night of crowdfunding, music, food and community action!

Nairobi Stew is a community dinner funding microgrants for community projects. It is built on the belief that 500 ksh, 4 pitches, stew and a vote is all you need to make incredible things happen in your community. TheNairobi Stew series is inspired by the soup movement, which began with Detroit Soup in 2010 and has spread around the world since.

This is the second event in the series, but the first event saw Maria Omare from Paa take home the crowdfunded microgrant to support her venture that upcycles water hyacinth from the Nairobi Dam to create handmade crafts such as purses and mats. You can read all about them here.

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. 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.

Where: Michael Joseph Centre, Safaricom, Waiyaki Way, Nairobi.

When: 17:00-20:00 on 7th June 2017

Register: Eventbrite

Want to pitch about your project at Nairobi Stew?

Great! The application form can be found here, and the deadline to apply is midnight on Wednesday 24th May. Please take a moment to read our guidelines and application process before submitting your form. If your proposal is chosen, you’ll have 4 minutes to pitch it to the Stew community. The pitcher that wins the popular vote takes home the crowdfunded microgrant.


  • 17:00 Doors open. Come, find your seat, talk with your neighbour and learn about the presenters.
  • 18:00 Introduction to Nairobi Stew, and then presentations. Each presenter is invited to talk about their idea for four minutes, and then the audience is allowed four questions.
  • 19:00 Dinner & voting.
  • 19:30 Announcement of the winner.

*Photos were taken by Quantum Pixels Media.



The Team of Nairobi

the team nairobi launched in 2016