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dc.contributor.authorDe Sousa Aragao, Gabriel
dc.contributor.authorCannon, Mariah
dc.contributor.authorLopez-Franco, Erika
dc.contributor.authorThorpe, Jodie
dc.identifier.citationDe Sousa Aragao, G.; Cannon, M.; Lopez-Franco, E. and Thorpe, J. (2020) Banco Palmas: Solidarity Finance in Conjunto Palmeiras, Case Summary No. 11, Brighton: IDSen
dc.description.abstractBanco Palmas is one of the early examples of solidarity finance. Emerging from a peri-urban slum in Brazil, this initiative is based on three key pillars: small, communitysanctioned loans; a local currency (to keep wealth circulating within the neighbourhood); and professional training (to generate local entrepreneurship and a skilled workforce). Participatory deliberative and decision-making spaces created by Banco Palmas include: the Local Economic Forum, Management Council, and Block Councils. In the twenty years since its founding, the impact of Banco Palmas has gone well beyond the neighbourhood of Conjunto Palmeiras. It has prompted the creation of a network of community-based banks (CDBs) across Brazil and is at the forefront of technological innovations related to ecurrencies and other financial instruments such as credit cards backed by social currencies.en
dc.description.sponsorshipOpen Society Foundationsen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesCase Summary;No. 11, April 2020
dc.titleBanco Palmas: Solidarity Finance in Conjunto Palmeirasen
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