Ashoka Fellow
South Africa
Fellow Since 2007
This description of Timothy Jenkin's work was prepared when Timothy Jenkin was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2007.
Tim Jenkin has developed a new way to facilitate the exchange of goods and services at the township level without reliance on a formal money and banking system. Taking this Community Exchange System (CES) to marginalized communities, Tim helps stimulate local economies and empowers citizens to participate in the marketplace without getting burdened by huge debts through predatory lending.
The New Idea
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