Kenyans Turn to Virtual Community Currency to Stay Afloat During COVID

June 27, 2020 01:23 AM
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Families in the slums of Kenya’s capital are using a virtual community currency to pay for food during the coronavirus pandemic.  More than 500 people a day are signing up to Kenyan Red Cross-supported community inclusion currency (CIC), known as Sarafu, to get food, soap and other essentials. Mohammed Yusuf reports.

Camera: Mohammed Yusuf