When I visited my home in Sweden back in December, one of my cousins told me about a community bank which supports local economics in the poorer parts of Fortaleza, a city in Brazil.
The idea of local currency and microcredit is a very creative solution for boosting the local economy. It creates jobs and lessens the dependency on the national currency.
It makes me so happy that people are using their creativity to help alleviate poverty in these ways. What else will we think of??