We built Baraza to allow you to create a neighborhood that you love and that is great for you, your family, and your neighbors. It’s the place for you and your neighbors to talk online and make all of your lives better in the real world. And it’s free.
On Baraza you can:
Raise a complaint and get solutions on issues such as noise pollution
Post or find events going on in your neighborhood
Find out the best carpenter, babysitter or painter in your neighborhood
About our name and logo:
Baraza is a Kiswahili word for council, usually used to describe a council of elders. It is common for a council of elders to sit under a tree when deliberating.
Our logo is a depiction of a baraza from a neighbourhood sitting under a mugumo (sycomore) tree, deliberating and charting a way forward for their neighbourhood.
Cathy Kipsang is a self-confessed afro-optimist who is keen on creating brands that are Kenya-inspired to showcase the richness of her home. Her dream is to revolutionize politics through working with communities. Cathy is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and is trained in Brand and Shopper Marketing.
Constant Cap is trained in Urban and Regional Planning and writes about urban planning issues online and in local dailies. Born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya he is passionate about the planning issues facing African cities. He has a deep interest in sustainable transportation, urban resilience and new urbanism.
Ollie Brunt is a UK based designer who has a passion for helping others make the world a better place. Trained as an Industrial Designer at Northumbria University he’s keen to use his knowledge of products, brands and people to help Start-ups that are trying to make a difference, get off the ground and reach their potential.