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Cuban Doctors Start to Trickle Into Kenya

The first group of 50 Cuban doctors landed in Nairobi on Tuesday evening, with a second group of similar number expected to arrive next week Thursday. The group was welcomed at the Jomo Kenyatta International Airport (JKIA) by Kisumu Governor Anyang' Nyong'o, Health CAS Rashid Aman and the Cuban Ambasador to Kenya. The doctors are expected to begin their orientation at the Government School of Science for two weeks before being deployed to the 47 counties. In total, the 100 Cuban specialists include three radiologists, five nephrologists, orthopaedic surgeons, plastic surgeons and neurologists.

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Kenyan businesswoman shares advice on building a thriving tech company

Hilda Moraa is a Kenyan fintech entrepreneur. She is the founder and CEO of Pezesha, a peer-to-peer micro-lending marketplace for Africa that provides access to affordable financial services and credit scores to low-income borrowers. She previously founded Weza Tele, which in 2015 became on the first African tech startups to be acquired by another business. In 2016, she was named one of the 30 Most Promising Young African Entrepreneurs by Forbes. Here she speaks about her entrepreneurship journey and her passion to make an impact through technology.

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Listen: Nairobi-based entrepreneur on starting a business with your own money

Many start-ups seek investment or grants to fund their operations. But Cheng, who previously worked at early-stage investor Savannah Fund, decided to bootstrap Moringa School by using her own money, particularly during the first few years. In this (slightly-edited) excerpt, she explains the reasons for following this route.

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Gaceri Kirimi, a Kenyan entrepreneur building a niche on-demand laundry business for busy people

As entrepreneurs, we all know how difficult it can be to balance work and life commitments, and when it comes to managing household chores such as laundry, it can be difficult without help. That’s where Destello Laundry Cleaning Services comes in, helping Nairobi’s busy professionals and families to deal with the chore of doing laundry each week.

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