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10 Point Program
  1. Bill knows the quality and price of pet food is a problem not just for him but for many others. Many of the formulas purchased contain substantial amounts of corn and chemicals the names of which he cannot pronounce.

  2. Bill has an idea about what he would like his pet to eat but is not knowledgeable about all the nutritional needs of dogs. Nor does he have the equipment he thinks he will need to make food for his pet. Bill wants to help the poor but he also requires the help of other people. He thinks he can get the help he needs by helping others. He talks with friends, family and promotes his idea in the social media. Other people who would like to do something about unemployment and poverty while saving money express an interest in what Bill is doing.

  3. The group meets to discuss poverty in their area and what specific actions they wish to take, they decide they will create a Charity Swap and use Swapping to produce a high quality, low cost pet food and reduce local poverty by swapping the food for help with the project. The groups skills and assets are tabulated. Formulations are discussed. Jennifer agrees to talk to her vet about animal nutrition.

  4. A work rotation is planned according to what each person can bring to the task. Each Swapper has one vote in the Charity Swap. Alison is voted in as administrator to govern the production process and to chair the Swapper meetings. The group votes to pay a set rate per hour for the members work but they also decide to pay Alison a premium for her extra responsibilities. Swappers design and produce a currency. The swappar is equal to one dollar of the national currency and represents a share in the Charity Swap. The Swappers own the charity and later on may register it as a Not-For-Profit Corporation.

  5. Suppliers are found that provide the ingredients needed for the formulation. The cost of the finished product is estimated by figuring the wages the group will pay itself and the cost of the equipment rental and other costs divided by the amount of product that the group will produce per week. These costs and charges are recorded by Albert who is paid to keep the groups books. Hours worked are paid at the rate of fifteen swappars per hour. Wages and all other intra-Exchange costs are denominated in charity swap dollars or swappars {d}. The pet food is sold at d0.65 a pound to the Charity Swap members. As swappers help produce the product they earn swappars (positive equity in the charity or Exchange) and when they purchase product their accounts are debited equity by spending swappars.

  6. May decides to start baking bread. She and some other swappers start baking for the members of the Charity Swap on a swap basis. Bread is sold for swappars and the swappars earned are used partly to purchase pet food.

  7. The bakery swappers are determined to run their business as a charity swap totally within the Exchange, swapping product for everything they need. Ernest, a local artist, creates a new set of currency for the Charity Swap in various denominations. Each share (swappar) created is a work of art signed and numbered by Ernest and is given a denomination value. Ernest spends these rollars into circulation and they become the preferred money of the Exchange.

  8. Other Charity Swaps are started by other people to help many of the poor and unemployed. Charity Swaps give people both work and a way to save money. Tom, a new member wants to make a number of purchases. He buys shares in the Charity Swap with $300.00 worth of fiat currency.

  9. This currency is traded for swappars and the dollars used by the Charity Swap to buy things needed by the charity that cannot be obtained by swapping.

  10. As more and more of the swappers business is done in the Charity Swap and money is needed less and less the Charity Swap begiins to swap swappars for dollars. It uses conventional money to pay off the conventional debt of members.

 

  Also read: Setting Up The Program

 

 

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