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 by hOurworld.  After receiving training on the software, The Cowry Collective coordinators began holding monthly orientations to recruit new members and invited the original members to continue in building the strength of alternative currencies and cooperative economics in St. Louis.