Social Enterprise Brings Nutritious Foods to Nairobi Slums


SokoText is a social enterprise which started in London by Suraj Gudka, a Kenya-born London School of Economics graduate.

Currently based in Nairobi, Suraj saw a need to help people living in the area's slums. Founding SokoText, he utilizes the power of SMS technology to deliver healthy foods to people in the poorest areas. SokoText, which has created jobs and taught skills to underprivileged individuals, is now looking to expand to Latin America sometime next year.

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Federal Programs Related to - Food

Programs that provide access to free or low-cost food products by distributing groceries and providing meals.

Food Assistance Programs

Federal Programs Related to - Nutrition

Programs that provide information concerning the basic principles of healthful eating, food handling and preparation, and shopping skills. Includes programs on dietary choices such as vegetarianism.

Nutrition Education; Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children; WIC; ; Nutrition Assistance Programs; Vegetarianism.

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Programs that promote the general commercial interests of the community or the interests of particular trades. Business Leagues; Business Retention; Chambers of Commercial; Local Business Associations; Industry-Specific Promotion; Trade Association; Trade Groups Business Recruitment & Attraction Programs provide any of a wide variety of incentives to encourage new businesses and industries to locate in a particular community, to provide development and expansion opportunities for existing businesses, and to discourage existing businesses from leaving the area and relocating elsewhere. Attraction of Business; Business Recruitment; Empowerment Zones; Enterprise Zones; Industrial Park Development; Media Production Liaison Services

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Programs that focus on promoting the effective functioning of government, public administration and public officials and support or provide services required for the effective functioning of society's infrastructure.

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    Programs that focus on protecting and promoting the broad civil rights and civil liberties of individuals and work to change public policy and opinion in a variety of areas.

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