Business and School Networks

A typical business network surpass 200 accepting businesses within it's first year and includes several to a dozen schools as the centers of those networks. Teachers and headmasters have been guaranteed by other members in the network and registered as part of the trading network. Parents can pay for part of their student's various school fees with Community Currency which helps increase the salaries of underpaid teachers. Teachers then use the Community Currency in the community for goods and services of other participating businesses. Community Currency circulates in the community and eventually ends up back in the hand of parents who can use it for schools fees again. This way parents can pay for part of their children's education with their own goods and services, especially when they are lacking in Kenyan Shillings.

School fees represent one of the largest uses of money for people in the community, so their acceptance of Community Currency is a strong boost for the local economy by allowing education to continue even when times are bad. Often parents aren't able to pay fees and their children get chased away from school or end up with a lot of debt. Community Currencies allows parents to pay with a small amount of credit backed with their goods or services to make up for what they are lacking in Kenyan Shillings. The teachers are getting more than they were before, and chasing away less kids.