We are so excited to be participating for the first time in the local edition of a national giving day for non-profit organizations Love the Cowry Collective and want to support our work and mission? Please save the date - May 3, 2016 where your gift will make a difference for days to come!
Mutual Aid Network STL Pilot Site Launch! Saturday, March 5th, 11AM-4PM @ Thomas Dunn Learning Center (3113 Gasconade St.) LETS BUILD AN ECONOMY THAT WORKS FOR ALL OF US! Join Solidarity Economy STL, The Cowry Collective, and HOSCO Farms to Welcome the Mutual Aid Network (MAN) of Madison, Wisconsin for a day of events launching a [...]
Meanwhile, the economic landscape continued to be less than promising, and Chinyere remained uplifted by the alternative: stories of timebanking successes across the country and the globe. In 2013, Chinyere joined with another collective member to begin planning for a rebirth of the group and they discovered developments in the timebank world including free software provided [...]
In 2009, Chinyere couldn’t forget the magic and power of sharing she had read about in that article, titled “The Mighty Dollar” and she invited a few friends to join a timebank she called, The Cowry Collective. She hoped these friends would invite a few friends who would also do the same and the group would [...]
Founder, Chinyere E. Oteh, first learned of timebanking in 2007 while attending the Community Arts Institute (CAT), a program of the Regional Arts Commission in St. Louis, MO. A fellow brought in an article on a thriving timebank in Portland, Maine and a timebanking project sounded fun and promising to the group but it did not [...]