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Kenya’s Selina Wamucii receives USD 100,000 grant from Expo Live

Kenya’s Selina Wamucii receives USD 100,000 grant from Expo Live

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Selina Wamucii’s mobile phone-driven sourcing platform for fresh produce from Kenyan smallholder farmers, has received USD 100,000  grant from global social impact programme Expo Live, run by organisers of the next World Expo, Expo 2020 Dubai. Some 60 per cent of food produced by smallholder farmers in Africa never reaches the market due to supply chain inefficiencies. Selina Wamucii’s mobile platform aims to improve the agricultural supply chain by enabling buyers and exporters to source fresh produce directly from smallholder farmers, even without access to the internet. Selina Wamucii was founded in June 2015 by John Oroko and Gaita Kariuki, both of whom were born and raised in smallholder families. The company is named after the co-founders’ mothers. By shortening the supp