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      Financial Permaculture - How to Start Your Own Community Savings Pool in Asheville

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      October 21, 2019

      Monday   6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

      36 Montford Ave
      Asheville, North Carolina 28801

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      Financial Permaculture - How to Start Your Own Community Savings Pool

      Join us for the evening for this practical training organized by Co-operate WNC
      (a regional mutual aid network), Transition Asheville, and Lenoir Rhyne University.

      A community savings pool is a resource-sharing technique whereby a trusted group of 15-25 people
      pool their individual savings and then collectively loan money to each other for personal needs and
      goals, community projects, business startups and expansions and so on.

      Co-operate WNC has identified savings pools as one of the most powerful strategies to
      pursue its mission: empowering a regional society of local organizers to grow a mutual aid
      network of physical community centers that meet human needs and act as organizing hubs
      for climate resilience.

      We’ll play a savings pool game, and briefly discuss other cooperative financial tools and mutual aid
      practices to improve your community’s life, respond to climate chaos, and grow a regenerative culture
      and economy in our region. This discussion will include considerations around the bigger picture of
      equity and access in our region and how our community organizing activities can either reinforce or
      transform oppressive historical patterns.

      You’ll leave with a tangible sense of how to organize and run a savings pool, the benefits
      and risks of participation, tools for doing it successfully, and next steps in your own life for
      starting or participating in one.

      Please consider attending this event with some friends/family/colleagues, as the hope is that you can
      go home and start a savings circle with people you trust.

      Cost: Free -

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