Sustainable Community-Owned Enterprises

by John Makilya



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/18/2020

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 7.5x9.25
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781480894747
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 162
ISBN : 9781480894730

About the Book

Sustainable community-owned enterprises are owned by members of the community with no individual owning more than five percent of the enterprise. All members have equal voting rights—and everyone benefits.

John Makilya, a native of Kenya who has implemented numerous sustainable community-owned enterprises, shares examples of successful initiatives in this book. He explains how they distributed benefits to members without depleting resources for future generations.

He also highlights models that have not helped everyday people, such as Kenya’s sugar industry, which relies on small-scale producers. Even with government subsidies, the country continues to import most of its sugar from neighboring countries that rely on plantation-style models.

Likewise, the beef cattle industry—as a result of mismanagement and other problems—has failed to live up to its promise.

Join the author as he explores how selected projects in water, savings and credit, coffee, horticulture, and other sectors qualify as sustainable community-owned enterprises—and how they help everyday people, the world, and future generations.

About the Author

John Makilya, a native of Kenya, has spent the bulk of his career working with communities to establish and implement sustainable community-owned enterprises. He is also the author of Life Lessons of an Immigrant.