Peterson Karanja is a Microfinance Development Practitioner and the Chief Executive of Thika Community Development Trust, a microfinance program of the Anglican Diocese of Thika in Kenya. He holds an MA degree (Theology & Development) from Leeds-UK.
Peterson was the lead person in the designing of the microfinance program model, which is a community savings-led program with over 5000 members. The program has been replicated in the dioceses of Embu, Nakuru and now starting in Kericho and Kirinyaga dioceses.
Together with Five Talents International, Peterson was involved in the establishment of the Anglican Church of Kenya Micro Enterprise Development (ACKMED), activities in the Anglican Province in Kenya. He was the first chair of promotion committee.