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Overview


The Mutuality Platform is a tool that can be used by most communities to showcase and track local efforts, promoting the new social change field of "peer-driven change". It is a safe eco-system of residents and supporters who are willing to share and assist one another towards improving their lives and communities.  This platform allows like-minded residents and communities to connect within a region or across continents in support of one another.  It also allows supporters to donate/invest in resident-led efforts.  

Those residents and organizations that have joined this collaborative are pledged to help and learn from one another.  Together working as peers we can finally reach a scale that can close the gap in wealth and social standing.  When you invest in an individual project you will find that they not only take better care of their family and children, but as a member here they are committed to pay your investment forward by then helping others.

In Liberia, investing in just 100 families led to their self-organizing to clean up the streets, bring food to the most vulnerable and expand a local clinic to serve 1,500 people per month.  Our participants also volunteered to help a village retrofit the local well.  Contributing their skills time and some of their own money they retrofitted the well and an outside donation of $1,600 bought the pump now being used to bring safe water to over 200 villagers.  This is what can happen when we empower and transfer the responsibility and resources so that everyday people can lead their own change and help one another.


Peer-driven Change: The Alternative to Current Approaches

Peer-driven change is the antithesis of traditional poverty programs that are formulated, funded, and administered by traditional top-down programs.  Mutuality is based on the notion that all people contribute to society, even if poor, and should be respected and supported for their efforts and resourcefulness.  The values engendered in the Alternative start from a premise that everyone has strengths, that people will help one another and that the role of outsiders who want to do good is to meet and support self-defined efforts by the residents themselves. 

This online platform, The Mutuality Platform, is an open-source resource that is available to any set of communities that share our values and wish to lead their own collective efforts.

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