Community Inclusion Currencies are regional means of exchange that are derived from vouchers and supplement gaps in the national currency system. See Sarafu-Network as an example.
Due to economic instability, people often lack money with which to purchase from each other
Thriving communities build their own prospering economies
Community Inclusion Currencies create a stable medium of exchange tied to local development
to local markets that guarantee the provision of basic needs and a medium of exchange 'Community Inclusion Currencies (CICs)'
Investments and donations provide funding and liquidity for CICs to develop local industries and infrastructure
These business networks and industries issue Vouchers that are spent into circualtion interest-free credit, community services and payments for operational costs
Community Inclusion Currencies accelerate trade and provide funding for social and environmental services
Community Inclusion Currencies provide markets and incubate local industries
These mature industries provide...
Increase in trust
Increase in gifting
Increase in environmental activities
Increase in school attendance
Decrease in crime and corruption
As a socio-economic development tool Community Currency offers an innovative way to improve living standards
lack of money
lack of investment
lack of local industries
interest free credit card
increase in local trade
build local trust and financial social services
increase in jobs and business development
But this is just the beginning!
User generated Community Inclusion Currencies have the potential to create a world wide market for social bonds and connected sustainable development goals
We are currently working on a MOOC to be able to spread our knowledge, findings, troubles and projections for the future!