Economic Development After Initial Revitalization of Nairobi's Slum


As the local Kibera Slum, Nairobi, Kenya's largest slum is re-vitalized as part of a herculean effort and creates its own wind and small business environment it will be time to push for strong economic development. Once economic plan is initiated it must be maintained.

The goal is to have income and money coming into the area to remain in circulation in the slum. How will money come in? Monies will come in from those who have jobs outside the slum in factories, as cooks, maids and civil workers. Also since slum tourism is high, reporters will wish to report on the progress of the upgraded slums and the controversies surrounding the bulldozing. Dignitaries, philanthropists and government officials will wish to parade around, visit and take credit for the incredible recovery to economic liability.

In addition to the local small enterprises and businesses which are near the town-centers that are created, there will also need to be "mobile businesses" such as cleaners, sales carts and other incidental types of businesses. As more money is flowing in the area the 800,000 population will continue to support them. Mobile Cart businesses will be very simplistic and each cart provides yet one more job.

These carts can be built for as water cleaning carts, food storage carts, dry good carts and the cost to build them will be anywhere from $ 65.00 to $ 450.00 where the higher costs will be for carts with pressure washers and water tanks. These carts can be equipped with RFID Active tags for tracking so that an entrepreneur who wishes to rent them out by the day as independent contractor units can do so safely. This will be an integral part of the small business economic long-term development plan. Their base location could be a Cargo Container with the goods inside.

The small business enterprise plans are available through the Online Think Tank. I certainly hope this article is of interest and that is has propelled thought. The goal is simple; to help you in your quest to be the best in 2007. I thank you for reading my many articles on diverse subjects, which interest you.

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