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The Mutuality Platform is a vehicle that, in the spirit of mutuality, can be used by most communities that want to work together, promoting resident-driven improvements to their community.  This platform allows like-minded communities to connect within a region or across continents in support of one another.

The Community Independence Initiative, CII, was founded to demonstrate projects that display the values of mutuality: sharing and helping one another as peers.  The focus is on socioeconomic mobility, closing the wealth gap, by supporting the residents themselves to lead their own change and help one another.  Those seeking to establish an initiative will be connected with other peer

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Sister Organizations

  • Founded in 1953 as a children’s counseling center in Queens, The Child Center of NY has become a powerful community presence throughout the city. With more than 50 locations and 100 programs in NYC’s toughest, most under-served communities, our 1,000 resu...
  • Uganda is in a unique position to become a role model for the world demonstrating the impact of people working together, sharing, and being inclusive. Uganda is a leader in taking in refugees and co-existing. CII has been invited to start a project in t...





Liberia - member of CII Africa Self-Help & Mutuality Initiative - Projects (97)

  • Africa Self-Help Fund

    Invest in Self-help efforts rather than to programs.  All donations here go entirely to the residents for the efforts they are leading. You can designate if you want your donation to go to projects in a particular African country, or to a specific type of project such as solar or water, etc.  Look at the projects listed on this Mutuality Platform and invest directly to an individual venture or a broader collective project.  New projects and countries will continue to be added.
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Children International - Philippines - Projects (2)

Other Projects (3)

  • Good Way’s Gas Center

    Murphy was able to get himself through school selling fuel oil. He wants to expand his business and with a $100 investment before Covid, he was able to almost quadruple his business income! While the lock down has slowed sales, he is confident that as things get better he will continue to grow his own mini gas station as well as start a cement depot.
    Buchanan, Liberia...
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