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Friday, June 19 • 11:00am - 12:30pm
Tandas (Savings Circles) as a Step to Economic Autonomy

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Democratic ownership strategies are all the rage these days. There is increasing excitement around land trusts, worker cooperatives, and other forms of community-supported business. However, for many of us doing grassroots work in communities, these projects can seem impossibly out of reach due to lack of adequate start-up funds. In this session, we will explore the creation of tandas/savings circles and ways that savings circles can help us get some of the start-up cash our communities need.


Nikki Marín Baena

Nikki Marín Baena grew up in a Colombian family in New Jersey. Textiles took her family all over Appalachia. While she was at the University of North Carolina, she started working at her first co-op. She is happiest when working with groups of immigrant women who dream of owning their own business.

Friday June 19, 2015 11:00am - 12:30pm
Education Building: Room 200