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June 16, 2019

Fishermen pay for their children’s school fees by selling shrimp to a cooperative with a freezer for storage. Women buy the shrimp and cook them for schools

May 28, 2019

A few decades ago, the idea of giving money to poor people instead of food packages and healthcare was almost scandalous. Free money? With no strings attached? Surely, this was aid gone wrong – a desperate attempt to do things differently that was bound to fail.


April 10, 2019

Rural communities are adopting blockchain based community currencies at an astounding pace! 100+ new users in one day represents nearly half the heads of households in one village. Women are the main users and have been leading their communities in using the blockchain...

It is Women who make up as much as 90% of these networks and are the foundation of the real economyEnjoy reading about people supporting each other in ways we never though possible without National Currency!  Special shout out for for International Women's Day !


February 10, 2019

 This is a story I often tell to being to discuss what money is and what it could be. It is derived from a German tale.

One day a Mama Songa, a woman selling vegetables, is packing up her unsold tomatoes and finds that someone has placed a 300 Bob (Bob is the short...

February 4, 2019

Bernard’s vision of diverse monetary eco-systems that support communities and the environment rather than extract from them, as they continue to do now, is the spark that moved me from physics in the US into economics in Kenya and is still the vision that motivates me...

January 29, 2019

S: How long have you been on this island? R.C.: Thirty years. S: and you still appeal to the theory of value?!?! .....

January 23, 2019

In our journey over the last few months building tools for community currencies on the blockchain to support healthy economies, a network of 550 mothers, teachers, clinics, shop keepers and more have reached 2,614 trades among themselves to support each other while liv...

January 18, 2019

While the rest of the world wonders how blockchain will impact lives these people are using it daily to bring their community out of poverty. Welcome to 2019.

December 21, 2018

Closing 2018 with a bang! We mark the end of 2018 and the beginning of this festive season by honoring schools, clinics, micro and small businesses who empowered themselves economically through Community Currency. Business people across communities in Kibera, Kangemi a...

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