Dancan is currently an MBA student at Babson College committed to economic and social change. In his native Kenya, Dancan co-founded Jiwo Paro, a social venture that serves a portfolio of predominantly rural and underserved women through microfinance and financial literacy programs. Previously, Dancan worked as a Digital Financial Services consultant gaining international experience across Sub-Saharan Africa and Asian markets. He brings 6 years of emerging-markets experience in private sector financial services with technical specialties in agent banking strategy, microfinance, and business models focused on low- and lower-middle income markets in developing economies.
He has particular interest in the broad interplay of digital technology and impact investment, and its effect on institutions, empowerment of women and business models within the international development context. His academic and research interest lies in exploring and understanding the continuum of impact investing, from the promises of increased access to financial services, to the opportunities and threats to investors’ interests.
Rockflower has provided direct grant investments and on-going financial and mentoring support to Jiwo Paro and to Dancan in his pursuit for a deeper subject matter expertise in financial inclusion. In-between studies, Dancan is currently engaged on a study of impact investing and is interning with Women World Banking in New York City. He is trilingual, loves traveling and making friends.