The Accidental Social Entrepreneur – Half Price

Pages: 280
ISBN: 978-1-910012-50-5
Publication Date: 30/04/2019

RRP: £12.99
Price: £6.50


This is a rallying call to all of us to strive for dignity, equality and justice for all; and a challenge not just to teach a person how to fish, but to equip them to buy the pond.
Amanda Khozi Mukwashi, CEO, Christian Aid

It’s one thing to isolate yourself in a flat in Edinburgh, quite another in the Kibera Slum in Nairobi, where over 60% of the city’s population live.

Grant Smith, an ordinary bloke with a day job as a quantity surveyor ran a charity in Nairobi for over twenty years in his spare time. He then began building businesses to end the endemic poverty cycle, and is now pursuing the incredible ambition of trying to develop affordable housing for the very poorest into Nairobi. He hasn’t done it yet, but he is utterly determined, as his story so far will tell.

A great read on mission and calling, written with a wry sense of humour and complete honesty about his failures and mistakes, this book will bring a smile and inspire, and will help put our current crisis into a world perspective.

About the Author

Grant Smith is a quantity surveyor who has worked with international construction companies and managed his own consultancy practice in the UK for over thirty years. Grant is now the CEO of Hand in Hand Group and a director of a Kenyan construction company. He is professionally and personally committed to creating a commercial response to poverty. Grant is the chair of Hand in Hand Foundation.

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