Grassroots News

Progress in South Africa

Kokstad Community Currency Implementers (FLOW) doing an educational drama.

One of our partner programs in South Africa was recently featured on the news.

News from Brazil

Every now and then we get new of great things happening in Brazil. Here is a wonderful blog that details some things happening there. http://www.reconomy.org/community-currencies-in-brazil-interview/ The team hopes to be going there in October, sharing and bringing back a lot of new ideas!

Ng'ombeni-Pesa Artwork

Ng'ombeni-Pesa Artwork

The Ng'ombeni-Pesa Community Based Organization has been formed and artwork for the Ng'ombeni-Pesa is here!

Kangemi-Pesa Launched

Kangemi-Pesa Launched!

Overcoming many obstacles in a shaken Kenya, we had an amazing launch today of the third community currency in Kenya! Kangemi-Pesa is also tradeable with Gatina-Pesa their neighboring community, who came out in force to support the program along with the area chief. These two community currencies are the beginning of a grassroots economic network of decentralize monetary systems.

Kangemi-Pesa Launch Prep & More Currency News

Kangemi-Pesa is launching on April 4th 2015 in Nairobi! Along with Bangla-Pesa first launched in 2013 and Gatina-Pesa launched in 2014, Kangemi-Pesa is the third of what will be six community currencies trading in Kenya by the end of this year.

Gatina & Bangla Pesa Nov Updates

After more than a year of trading Bangla-Pesa is running strong and Gatina-Pesa in Nairobi is quickly catching up!

Gatina-Pesa Starting Circulation

Nairobi's first community currency Gatina-Pesa, following Bangla-Pesa's success has started circulation with vigor. Due to its dense population and size the area of Kawangware is really showing potential as an alternative trading hub.

Gatina-Pesa Launched

With an amazing march through the slum, starting from Congo and ending at Gatina Primary School the entire community has been mobilized around their own Community Currency Gatina-Pesa.

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