Promoting financial inclusion
through community currencies.

A creative bottom-up solution

After some years of experience working side by side with grassroots organizations, we realized that there is a tool that, if properly designed and implemented, has the potential to tackle a wide variety of problems such as local unemployment, inefficient waste management and energy production, food insecurity and insufficient community cooperation.

That tool is called community currencies.

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Community currencies represent one of the most creative solutions that communities have found to meet the needs that mainstream money does not fulfill. A community currency is a medium of exchange that is not a national currency but that can be used (as long as there is a mutual agreement between the different parties) to protect, stimulate or orientate the economy toward a specific goal.