In this post I want to share some of the insights from my last couple of weeks doing fieldwork in Kenya. This journey started while a looking for unexpected ideas. In one of the labyrinths that Lund libraries offer a book caught my eye: it was “Designing Freedom” by Stafford Beer the father of Management Cybernetics. Even though written in the 1970’s, Beer´s idea of how institutions invest more resources to keep their status quo than in creating solutions for the problems that societies have troubled my mind. This concept got me reflecting on the financial inclusion discussion we have had through the last posts: If money is the way to empower people, why is this agenda being set by actors that not necessarily represent or even know the people they are setting the agenda for? Is this just a way in which powerful actors are (re)producing themselves instead of focusing in people’s needs? It was with these ideas in mind, that I caught my flight to Nairobi.