The Dilemma of the Duka Shop

Masters of Scale Season 3: Episode 24

The Dilemma of the Duka Shop

December 28, 2018

In this story, the Center's Executive Director Parag Mehta shares how Mastercard and Unilever joined forces to pilot ‘Jaza Duka’ – an innovative solution in Kenya that addresses one of small businesses’ biggest barriers to growth: lack of access to capital. Together, Mastercard and Unilever leveraged transaction history to help shop owners in Kenya move from a cash-based system to a more formalized way of doing business with new opportunities for obtaining credit.

To read more about Jaza Duka and this new fintech solution, click here

Masters of Scale is an original podcast hosted by Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn and Investor at Greylock. In each episode, Reid shows how companies grow from zero to a gazillion, testing out his theories of scale with legendary leaders. In Season 3, the Center showcased its own stories of scale through the podcast's unique signature style, a three-ad format that featured Center President Shamina Singh and our Executive Director Parag Mehta. 

Masters of Scale is the first American media program to commit to a 50-50 gender balance for guests and won the 2018 People’s Voice Webby for Best Business Podcast.

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