Catherine Munyua

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

Village Capital Partner: Invested Development

Catherine, a Kenyan national is currently pursuing an MS. in Environmental Policy at Bard College in New York. She graduated from Lafayette College with degrees in Economics & Business and Public Policy and a certificate in Financial Policy and Analysis. At Lafayette she participated in various activities including organizing a conference to discuss the potential of ICT in fueling development in Africa. She also made a commitment and attended the Clinton Global Initiative University meeting in Miami in 2010. She previously participated in Monterey Institute’s DPMI program in Washington, DC as a Davis Scholar.

Catherine attended the United World College of the Adriatic in Duino, Italy. Here she spent 2 years pursuing International Baccalaureate and interacting with young people from over 80 countries. Having traveled around Europe, United States and Trinidad and Tobago, she hopes to go back to Kenya and explore the beauty of Kenya.

As a Frontier Market Scout, Catherine will join Invested Development as an analyst in their Nairobi office. Her roles will include connecting Invested Development with entrepreneurs in Nairobi, with a focus on alternative energy and mobile technology enterprises. She is a strong believer in the potential of market-based solutions to improve the livelihoods of the world’s poor.

Catherine loves to travel, cook and hopes to learn to sew.

Check out Catherine’s blog, Start-up to Scale!

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