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"Black Women’s Blueprint" Helps Low-Income Women Get By—Through Bartering

When Farah Tanis began to meet with a group of low-income women to discuss their economic challenges, she found that nine out of ten were survivors of domestic violence or sexual assault.

"Most of us had grown up in poverty and we started looking at what were the systemic causes of poverty for us," she said. "We started looking at economic security as a human right and an extension of the Civil Rights."

Out of those conversations came the Black Women's Blueprint, a group that now anchors a bartering network, a sou-sou (savings pool), and several other cooperative projects.

Read the full article at YES! Magazine

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