Spanish Naturally is from now on participating into nets of exchange with moneda social o local (local currency), giving spanish lessons without the use of conventional money.

So how does that work? Social currency is an alternative system to traditional money exchange, out of the rules of capitalist economy and banks system, and focusing on local direct exchanges of products and services.

“There are many ways of exchanging what we have and can do for the things we need. Money is just one of them. The internet revolution has brought us new ways without the unnecessary step of acquiring money first.”

This words are taken from CES (Community Exchange System), a platform that coordinates many different local currencies so that the exchanges can be done between different communities.

“The Community Exchange System (CES) is a community-based exchange system that provides the means for its users to exchange their goods and services, both locally and remotely. It could also be described as a global complementary trading network that operates without money as it is commonly understood.”

We can find social currencies in over 70 countries around the world, with 700 different currencies that operate toghether through CES, offering a wide variety of exchangable goods and services. The exchanges don’t need to be direct: you can accumulate some “money” through other services given to someone else on the net, and later exchange that for, for example, lessons with us 🙂 If you know more about how it works have a look at CES site and find your closest social currency to get registered!

We are happy to participate on this social economy project and we want to start exchanging our spanish lessons soon!

Here’s a map of the exchange groups at CES, you can explore it clicking here.

World map of social or local currencies

World map of social or local currencies