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Community Economies in the Global South

Case Studies of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations and Economic Cooperation

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Community Economies in the Global South

Community Economies in the Global South

Case Studies of Rotating Savings and Credit Associations and Economic Cooperation

Community Economies in the Global South

 

This book examines rotating savings and credit associations, especially those organized by women of colour. The chapters provide studies on the organization and use of these associations in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia.


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Beschrijving Community Economies in the Global South

People across the globe engage in social and solidarity economics to help themselves, their community, and society on their own terms.

Community Economies in the Global South examines how people who conscientiously organize rotating savings and credit associations (ROSCAs) bring positive changes to their own lives as well as others. ROSCAs are a long-established and well documented practice, especially those organized by women of colour. Members make regular deposits to a fund as a savings that is then given in whole or in part to each member in turn based on group economics. This book spotlights women in Latin
America, the Caribbean, Africa, and Asia who organize and use these associations, composed of ordinary people belonging to similar class origins who decide jointly on the rules to suit the interests of their members. The case studies show how they vary greatly across countries in the Global South, demonstrating
that ROSCAs are living proof that diverse community economies do exist and have been around for a very long time. The contributors recount stories of the self-help, activism, and perseverance of racialized people in order to push for ethical, community-focused business, and to hold onto local knowledge, grounded theory, and lived experience, reducing the need to rely on external funding as people find ways to finance sustainable, debt-free business ventures. The first collection on this topic
edited by two women of colour with roots in the Global South, this volume is a rallying call to other scholar-activists to study and report on how racialized people come together, pool goods, and diversify business in the Global South.


ISBN
9780198865629
Pagina's
288
Verschenen
NUR
780
Druk
1
Uitvoering
Hardback
Taal
Engels
Uitgever
OUP Oxford

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