A new community currency for social good called “SoCCs” (social capital credits) is combining the best practices of carbon credits and airline loyalty programs and rewarding individuals and communities for good behavior. Asia Initiatives who pioneered the breakthrough concept has launched SoCCs in pilot sites in India, Ghana, Kenya, and Costa Rica.

“SoCCs is a grassroots energizer giving the power of choice to communities and helping them become the main stakeholders in their success,” writes Denise Restauri, with earning menus that include “items such as vaccinating children, sending children (especially daughters) to high school, managing waste, providing childcare or senior care, planting trees, and paving streets”

Read more of Restauri’s interview with Geeta Mehta, Adjunct Professor of Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University and president of Asia Initiatives.

 

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