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. This first event in the Nairobi Stew series is inspired by the soup movement, which began with Detroit Soup in 2010 and has spread around the world since.

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.

We would like to thank our venue partner, Connect Coffee, for making it possible to host the first ever Nairobi Stew.

Where: Connect Coffee, Riverfront Building, Riverside Drive, Nairobi.

When: 17:00-20:00 on 8th March 2017

Register: Eventbrite


  • 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.


The Team of Nairobi

the team nairobi launched in 2016