Time-Banking Takes off in Taita
This is the thinking that motivated Taita resident Helen Hamilton to start talking about time banking in her community. Nearly two years later Helen’s dream has become a reality, with Taita Time Bank now having a strong core team and signing up new members. Helen is still talking to the community about time banking.
Time banking is about being good neighbours, realising that although there is not a lot of money around there is a lot of wealth in the community, Helen says.
Time banking is a system where people can exchange their time and skills with each other without it costing a cent. Time banking is an idea where people can bank hours of their time in a trade for skills, an example would be offering to mow lawns then choosing to ask for babysitting. One hour equals one time credit and everyone’s time has the same value. People may offer anything that they are willing or able to do. It’s a way to empower the community.
For more information call Helen on 567 5437 or drop her an email at email@example.com
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