Commitment Pooling shows the transformative power of integrating traditional economics with modern technology to develop protocols to foster global economic resilience and mutual aid
Articles by Will Ruddick
The Trust Graph reveals the resurgence of traditional mutual aid practices across Kenya, now digitally transparent and inter-operable with 150 unique Community Asset Vouchers, representing over 3,000 nodes and 78,845 exchanges on the Celo Blockchain.
A new socio-digital economic model, leveraging Community Asset Vouchers (CAVs), financier commitments, and a revolving fund to drive sustainable agriculture, linking community-led production with guaranteed demand, thereby fostering environmental responsibility, socio-economic growth, and a self-sustaining cycle of community commerce.
Exploring the importance of decolonizing family structures by reconnecting with traditional wisdom, like the Mijikenda concept of Kaya, to foster unity, well-being, and cultural heritage in a world impacted by historical traumas and societal changes.
A shift from the capitalistic employer-employee paradigm towards a more equitable, cooperative, and empowering economic system based on mutual service agreements, credit systems, and economic commons principles.
Explore the environmental and socio-economic impact of Mombasa grass, from improving soil health and erosion control to boosting livestock productivity and fostering green community development.
“I never thought that I would get an opportunity like this: to be surrounded by so much love and support from my group. Wagur is a practice that I enjoyed as a young lady when I was married into this community." Benter Atieno
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Talib Mutogi, the Kitui-East area Chief praised the project, saying, "Mumo vouchers (CIC) have changed the lives of the people in my community. I'm happy to see people meet every week to trade using vouchers, creating trust amongst them. I'm grateful for the project and it's my prayer that it continues for the benefit of this community."
If we think of the household or homestead as a small community – where we all have services we are offering each other – then creating promises toward those offerings (like doing chores) could result in receiving other offerings (like a limited allowance of internet or screen time). This sounds a lot like an economy. The word economy stems from the Greek – household management.