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Five Core Values?

Time Banks operate to facilitate exchanges that honour five core values:-

  • We are all assets - every human being has something to contribute;

  • Redefining work - rewarding the real work in our society by creating a currency which pays people for helping each other and creating better places to live;

  • Reciprocity - giving and receiving are basic human needs which help to build relationships and trust with others

  • Social Networks - building people's social capital is very important, belonging to a social network gives our lives more meaning;

  • Respect- encouraging people to respect others in their community.

For more indepth information on these core values: - http://www.timebanks.org/social-justice.htm