In July 2014, I moved to Kenya to launch a social enterprise. Along with a cofounder, I had been lucky enough to secure a grant of £10,000 (about $15,000) for that purpose from the Skoll Centre. We spent the next six months building our enterprise, a vegetable trading business called Linkage. Our mission was to improve the livelihoods of smallholder farmers by creating a vegetable brokerage business that increased market access and lowered transaction costs. We built a local team of seven, and...

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