nairobi stew

Nairobi Stew is a community dinner that offers a vibrant, collaborative and inspiring space where people convene, share a meal, build new connections and reacquaint with older ones while supporting community projects in Nairobi. The Stew is built on the belief that Ksh 500, 4 pitches, stew and a vote is all you need to make incredible things happen in your community.Nairobi Stew is a great way to raise money, build community support and get connections to local resources that can help you carry out your project.

Can we create change in our community? Let’s start with a night of crowd funding, music, food and community action! Come join Nairobi Stew for a micro-granting community dinner on June 7th 2017 at the Safaricom House on Waiyaki Way, Westlands.

How does it work?

For a suggested donation of Ksh 500 (feel free to donate less or more, depending on your circumstances), attendees receive a bowl of stew and a vote, and hear four presentations ranging from art, urban agriculture,social justice, social entrepreneurship, 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.


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

IMPORTANT: Please make sure to bring a form of ID for security clearance.

If you would like to pitch your idea at Nairobi Stew, please take a moment to read our guidelines and application process before submitting your form. If your proposal is chosen, You will have four minutes to pitch it to the Stew community. If your project gets the most votes from the community, you take home the pot of money. The application form can be found on here.

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