community currency

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.

Looking toward 2015

2014 has been an intense year developing the structures to allow community currency programs to one day become accessible across Africa. We're looking forward to 2015!

A New Kind of Cash

Cash is still king. Just a different kind of cash.

Targeting cash as the enemy of the poor is sadly short sighted and self serving coming from the big money behind the Gates foundation.

Bangla-Pesa Waste, Volleyball and Nairobi

Bangla-Pesa waste collection group

This week we saw Bangla-Pesa inspiring waste collection, volleyball games and starting to spread to Nairobi.

Registration and Exchange Visits

Bungoma - Bangladesh Exchange Visit

Last week the Bangladesh Business Network was 'finally' given it's official registration papers by the Kenyan Government. The doors are open now for other communities to follow.

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