The Brazilian Network of Community Banks unites 103 community banks throughout the country, many of which issue a local currency (moeda social). The community bank model was developed by Banco Palmas Fortaleza as a tool to bring neighborhoods together and create a grassroots movement to improve the local economy. The banks often operate in rural, economically underserved areas or slums of major cities.

The local currencies issued by these community banks include both paper notes and an e-dinhero (e-money) format. The physical notes are purchased at the banks and the national currency is kept in holding accounts or used to finance microcredit loans in the community. The e-dinhero is used in 48 associated digital community banks in 17 states of Brazil and functions as “a digital account and prepaid payment arrangement.” These digital exchanges can be made through the webpage, IOS and Android apps, or SMS messages.

Palma

Region: Palmeira neighborhood in Fortaleza, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 1998

Description and Background: Banco Palmas is an initiative of local currency and microcredit which has been practiced since 1998 at the Palmeira neighborhood in Fortaleza, Brazil. Ashoka Fellow João Joaquim de Melo Neto Segundo founded Banco Palmas as a strategy to address a larger cycle of poverty and stalled economic growth as a result of the lack of credit in poorer regions. This bank provides small-amount loans not in real, Brazil’s official currency, but in palma which circulates only within this neighborhood. The parity (1 palma = 1 real) makes it easier for businesses to use and accept this currency. Credit cards as well as loans for house reforms are given to some users too. For each Palma in circulation, one Real is held in reserve by the association. Since the currency is good only within the boundaries of the neighborhood, borrowers tend to spend these resources on local purchases. As a result, this generates positive effects in the local economy.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Joaquim Melo, Banco Palmas

Contact: http://www.institutobancopalmas.org/assinatura/

Website: http://www.institutobancopalmas.org/


Alagoas

Terra

Region: Igaci, Alagoas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2010

Description and Background:  The currency began circulating only at a family farm fair and was introduced to the wider community after the inauguration of the bank Olhos D’Água in July 2016.

Circulation and Participation: In 2017, around 5,000 terras were circulating in Igaci

Founders: Banco Comunitário Olhos D'Água

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancoigaci/

Website/Reference: https://economia.uol.com.br/noticias/redacao/2017/10/29/bancos-comunitarios-e-moedas-regionais-ajudam-a-compensar-falta-de-credito.htm


Amapá

Apuí

Region: Rio Branco, Acre, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2013

Description and Background:  Apuí exchanges 1:1 to the real, and in the stores where it is accepted the customer can get discounts of 10% or more on their purchases.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Triângulo     

Website/Reference: http://g1.globo.com/ac/acre/noticia/2013/04/moradores-de-bairros-da-capital-comecam-usar-moeda-social-apui.html

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Centelhas

Region: Laranjal do Jari, Amapá, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Farol

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/banco.comunitariofarol


Amazonas

Liberdade

Region: Morro da Liberdade, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: Prior to the launch, more than 300 entrepreneurs were credited in the bank to accept the social currency and 80 of them were already working with the new money

Founders: Banco Comunitário Liberdade    

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/banco.comunitario/

Website/Reference: https://d24am.com/noticias/moeda-social-e-aposta-nos-bairros-da-zona-sul-e-leste-de-manaus/

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Tucumã

Region: Colonia Antonio Aleixo, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2012

Description and Background: The Tucumã has the same value as the Brazilian real but provides the consumer with a 10% discount when used to purchase local goods.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Conquista

Website/Reference: https://d24am.com/noticias/moeda-social-e-aposta-nos-bairros-da-zona-sul-e-leste-de-manaus/

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Panair

Region: Olivera Machado Colony, Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: October 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Colonial

Website/Reference: https://semtepi.manaus.am.gov.br/mais-bancos-comunitarios-para-a-cidade-de-manaus/

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Compensa

Region: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Nova Aliança

Website/Reference: https://semtepi.manaus.am.gov.br/mais-bancos-comunitarios-para-a-cidade-de-manaus/

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Mauá

Region: Manaus, Amazonas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2015

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Mauá

Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/BancoMaua/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARA0WpZBET3TuymPS3EJUs1voHUzrnuKJdGqXR1-hEou5Pi8ZFPegWqNNMauuUxNQh5BX3iLvQEEVHBg

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Puxirum

Region: São Benedito and São José, Amazonas, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Parintins

Website:  https://amazonasnoticias.com.br/banco-comunitario-parintins-e-inaugurado-com-moeda-propria/


Bahia

Tinharé

Region: Cairu, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: September 2009

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Casa do Sol

Website/Reference: https://socialiris.wordpress.com/2009/09/25/inaugurado-o-banco-casa-do-sol-cairu-ba/

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Conchas

Region: Vera Cruz, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Ilhamar, managed by the Community Association of Matarandiba (Ascoma)

Social Media:  Facebook post about the currency

Website/Reference: http://impressaodigital126.ufba.br/bancos-comunitarios-iniciativas-solidarias-no-desenvolvimento-de-comunidades-locais/

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Manuguezal

Region: São Francisco do Conde, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2014

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Ouro Negro, managed by Associação de Desenvolvimento Comunitário de São Francisco do Conde (Adescom)

Website/Reference: http://saofranciscodoconde.ba.gov.br/24374-2/

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MOEX

Region: Canavieriras, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: December 2013

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário da dos Extrativistas de Canavieiras – BAMEX

Website/Reference: https://fbes.org.br/2013/12/05/inauguracao-do-banco-comunitario-dos-extrativistas-de-canavieirasba/

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Kiriri

Region: Ouriçangas, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: November 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Fonte de Água Fresca

Contact: mailto:gaeec@hotmail.com

Website/Reference: http://tecnologiasocial.fbb.org.br/tecnologiasocial/banco-de-tecnologias-sociais/pesquisar-tecnologias/detalhar-tecnologia-268.htm

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Abrantes

Region: Camaçari, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: 2015

Description and Background:  Loans are issued by Banco Comunitário Abrantes in the Abrantes currency, and only merchants are permitted to exchange the notes back to Brazilian reals.

Circulation and Participation: There are around 10,000 physical notes in circulation.

Founders: Banco Comunitário Abrantes

Website/Reference: http://www.vilasmagazine.com.br/noticia-detalhe.php?idConteudo=00000002185

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Moeda Social do Guanambi

Region: Guanambi, Bahia, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2016

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Amigos do Sertao

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BancoComunitarioAmigosdoSertao/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBgXhX5Q9QSbafp6HapCZ3ir3ek-YLTudjE5IAornOhMoc4srnzq_1_8OvQWMNI4y082S2K_i1-SDWC


Ceará

Potiguara

Region: Caucaia, Cerá, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Description and Background: “The potiguara social currency aims to make the "money" circulate in the community itself, expanding local marketing power, increasing rolling wealth in the community, generating work and income.”

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Potira

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/banco.potira?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDHOVc5kgpJj6Vm9Fj2kqq56br9tdbpfSGvCGi0ggj4Lq0GHFMgdZYBbVFyUN6yHzX_oEqobROWK6-h

Website/Reference: http://bancopotira-ce.blogspot.com/2011/

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Castanhas

Region: Chorozinho, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: May 2011

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Rio Choró

Contact: mailto:chorozinhoemfoco@hotmail.com, mailto:rosyvann@hotmail.com

Website/Reference: http://emfoco-noticia.blogspot.com/2011/06/ontem-31-de-maio-por-volta-das-2000h.html

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Acaraú

Region: Tamboril, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Feticieiro

Website/Reference: https://www.akatu.org.br/noticia/moeda-social-aumenta-trabalho-e-renda-na-comunidade-2/

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Sol

Region: Madalena, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2001

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Bansol

Contact: mailto:diogofar@yahoo.com.br

Website/Reference: https://fbes.org.br/2006/09/19/bansol-comemora-cinco-anos/

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Tupi

Region: Ocara, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Ocardes

Website/Reference: https://unitrabalhosergipe.wordpress.com/2009/10/05/moedas-sociais/

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Caribelos

Region: Caridade, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Padre Quiliano

Website/Reference: http://www.scielo.br/scielo.php?script=sci_arttext&pid=S0080-21072016000300299

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Cactos

Region: Irauçuba, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: the Association of Young Entrepreneurs (AJE) maintains the Juazeiro Bank and the social currency, called Cactus

Website/Reference: https://vilamulher.com.br/dinheiro/financas/bancos-comunitarios-e-moedas-paralelas-5-1-38-158.html

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Tintim

Region: Cidade de Lagoa de Dentro, Paraíba, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: April 2016

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Lagoa

Website/Reference: http://adurld.blogspot.com/2016/05/banco-comunitario-de-lagoa-de-dentro.html

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Santana

Region: Santana do Acaraú, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: November 2005

Description and Background: Each Santana is equivalent to R $ 1, and the exchange is guaranteed by Bassa. For the conversion of reals into Santanas, there is no charge. In reverse, a fee of 1% on the amount is paid as an administration fee.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Solidário de Santana do Acaraú (Bassa)

Website/Reference: https://diariodonordeste.verdesmares.com.br/editorias/negocios/santana-do-acarau-ganha-moeda-social-1.381793

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Pirambu

Region: Pirambu, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: December 2008

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário do Pirambu

Website/Reference: https://diariodonordeste.verdesmares.com.br/editorias/negocios/pirambu-ganha-banco-proprio-1.498949

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Rios

Region: Granja Portugal, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Description and Background:  The consumer receives a discount on purchases made using the currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Riosol   

Website/Reference: http://www.mobilizadores.org.br/noticias/fortaleza-ganha-mais-um-banco-comunitario/

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Dendê Sol

Region: Edson Queiroz, Fortaleza, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Dendê Sol, Associação de Mulheres Dendê Sol

Contact: mailto:dendesol@gmail.com

Website/Reference: https://mulheresdendesol.wordpress.com/atividades/banco-dende-sol/

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TIMBA

Region: Juazeiro do Norte, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Timbaubas

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/btimbacomunitario/

Website/Reference: http://btimba.blogspot.com/

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Maracanã

Region: Maracanaú, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: December 2016

Circulation and Participation: 13815 reals have been exchanged for Maranãs

Contact: mailto:eudasioamav@hotmail.com, Francisco Eudásio Alves

Founders: Banco Paju

Website/Reference: http://bcpaju.blogspot.com/

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Palmeira

Region: Palmácia, Ceará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: December 2005

Description and Background: The bank offers consumer credit loans with no interest rates, and 395 civil service employees receive their wages from Banco Serrano in both Palmeiras and reals. This initiative was promoted by the Town Hall of Palmácia and supported by the mayor, Desidério de Oliveira.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Serrano, managed by the Associação para o Desenvolvimento Solidário de Palmácia (ADESP)

Social Media: Facebook post about the currency

Website/Reference: http://www.vermelho.org.br/noticia/17256-1

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Paca

Region: Pacatuba, Cerá, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: July 2011

Description and Background: The community bank in Pacatuba is supported by the city hall.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Pacatubano

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/prefeituradepacatubaoficial/

Website/Reference: https://diariodonordeste.verdesmares.com.br/editorias/regiao/pacatuba-inaugura-banco-comunitario-1.534790

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Monolito

Region: Quixadá, Cerá, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2011

Description and Background: The bank also runs a community credit program.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Quixadá

Website/Reference: https://diariodonordeste.verdesmares.com.br/editorias/regiao/quixada-lanca-moeda-social-monolito-1.490307

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Quinamuiu

Region: Tauá, Cerá, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: January 2008

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Popular do Brazil inaugurated the Quinamuiu Community Bank

Social Media: ww.facebook.com/search/top/?q=banco%20comunitario%20quinamuiu&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Website/Reference: https://www.bb.com.br/portalbb/page251,8900,8926,0,0,1,0.bb?codigoMenu=5418&codigoNoticia=8383


Distrito Federal

Conquista

Region: Cidade Estrutural, Distrito Federal, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: July 2012

Description and Background: The currency can be exchanged at the bank or at participating businesses. Businesses who accept the Conquista have to register with the bank first. The objectives of the currency and community bank are "to make money circulate in the community itself, increasing the local marketing power, increasing the wealth circulating in the community, generating work and income.”

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário de Desenvolvimento da Cidade Estrutural

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BancoComunitarioEstrutural/

Website/Reference: https://bancoestrutural.wordpress.com/o-banco/moeda-social/


Espíritu Santo

Girassol

Region: Cariacica, Espíritu Santo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2008

Description and Background: In order to accept the local currency, businesses have to sign a commitment form.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Sol, a Community Development Bank managed by Associação Costumes Artes and residents of Território do Sol / region 10 and 13 of the city of Cariacica

Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/bancosol.pagafacil.1?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARAVBku_kzinzIt07w4HVzaMUXjO53vslGVJHBbXrcCbqZeS8ylHwXG9oA2FKcg56MloCSHsRRryp8hr

Website/Reference: https://cirandas.net/casasol/blog/banco-sol-banco-comunitario-de-desenvolvimento

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Rosa

Region: Nova Rosa da Penha, Cariacica, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2019

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Esperança

Website/Reference: https://aderes.es.gov.br/Not%C3%ADcia/movimentos-solidarios-incrementam-economia-de-comunidades-carentes

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Abrasol

Region: Paltano Serrano, Serra, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco ABraÇo

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/abrasolplanaltoserrano/

Website/Reference: https://www.facebook.com/Abrasolps/timeline?lst=100016289894365%3A100005112607468%3A1562689279

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Puã

Region: Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: April 2012

Description and Background: The Puã bank offers productive loans using the local currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Puã

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancocomunitario.pua/timeline?lst=100016289894365%3A100004264084297%3A1562689862

Website/Reference: http://www.guiasaopedro.com/2012/10/banco-pua_4980.html

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Bem

Region: Vitória, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2005

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário do Território do Bem

Contact: mailto:ateliedeideias@ateliedeideias.org.br

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Banco-Bem-227628097392466/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCARAvOmce8A3xENq0T9SViVl1-EgoyBJ-0eakUS4WOPF65kFcKgN1GCv_nn1ZpaZSnpaqOeHsYb5Id

Website/Reference: http://ateliedeideias.org.br/?fbclid=IwAR186a0ENEBKhPimYYKY-J9IoxVfJuRbkYnifdbo7lJw_EveBN1vDNIpMLs

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Terra

Region: Vila Velha, Espírito Santo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Description and Background: Loans are made in the local currency by the bank for consumption and production.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Terra

Website/Reference: http://www.ipea.gov.br/acaosocial/article7d36.html?id_article=238


Goiás

Pequi

Region: Iporá, Goiás, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Iporá

Website/Reference: https://www.oestegoiano.com.br/noticias/economia/o-popular-destaca-o-banco-comunitario-de-ipora-e-moeda-pequi


Maranhão

Guará

Region: Alcântara, Maranhão, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2007

Description and Background: The community bank that issues the Guará currency provides "financial resources for targeted microcredit, as well as microfinance products such as checking accounts and popular life insurance, and bank convenience services.”

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Quilombola

Website/Reference: https://www.bb.com.br/portalbb/page251,8900,8924,0,0,1,0.bb?codigoNoticia=7186&codigoMenu=5416


Mato Grosso do Sul

Ita

Region: Ponta Porã, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário do Projeto de Assentamento Itamarati

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Banco%20Comunit%C3%A1rio%20%20Itamarati&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Website/Reference: http://www.rankbrasil.com.br/Recordes/Materias/06NC/Primeira_Moeda_Social_Brasileira_Em_Area_Rural

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Pirapirê

Region: Dourados, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2007

Circulation and Participation: 6,000 Pirapirê in circulation as of August 2014

Founders: Banco Pirê

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Banco%20Comunit%C3%A1rio%20pir%C3%A9&epa=SEARCH_BOX


Minas Gerais

Lisa

Region: Teófilo Otoni, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: 2012

Description and Background: Banclisa operates lines of credit that are issued using the Lisa currency. The physical notes circulate in more than 15 neighborhoods of Teófilo Otoni and the electronic money is used in almost the entire city.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banclisa de Teófilo Otoni

Contact: banclisa@gmail.com

Website/Reference: http://www.social.mg.gov.br/component/gmg/page/3627-F?oacute;runs_Regionais_de_Governo_t=êm_contribu=ído_para_a_defini=ç=ão_de_a=ões_de_fortalecimento_das_institui=ões_financeiras_solid=árias__=

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Veredas

Region: Chapada Gaúcha, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2009

Description and Background: Many stores offer discounts of 10% for using the social currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Chapadense

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancocchapadense/

Website/Reference: https://www.em.com.br/app/noticia/economia/2014/06/16/internas_economia,539738/moeda-social-abastece-a-economia-de-duas-cidades-do-interior-de-minas.shtml

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Tico-Tico

Region: Caparaó, Minas Gerais, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2018

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Caparaó

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancocomunitariocaparao/

Website/Reference: http://conexaoplaneta.com.br/blog/banco-caparao-incrementa-atividade-e-se-une-a-rede-de-bancos-comunitarios-brasileiros/ https://seculodiario.com.br/public/jornal/materia/caparao-cria-seu-banco-comunitario


Pará

Moqueio

Region: Mosqueiro, Belém, Pará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: 2009

Circulation and Participation: 97 local enterprises (production, trade and service) accept the currency and give discounts to stimulate its use.

Founders: Banco Tupinamba

Contact: http://bancotupinamba@gmail.com, Marivaldo do Vale http://marivaldovale@hotmail.com, Wensyo Andrade http://weandesigner@gmail.com, Ivoneide Vale, http://mariaivoneide90@hotmail.com

Website/Reference: http://bancotupinamba.blogspot.com/p/biblioteca.html

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Iaça

Region: Curralinho, Pará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comuniario Rio Canaticu

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/peabiruinstituto/posts/1373591642656052/

Website/Reference: http://bancotupinamba.blogspot.com/2016/06/inauguracao-do-banco-comunitario-rio.html

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Acai

Region: Igarape-Miri, Pará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Miri

Website/Reference: http://sementedaregiao.blogspot.com/2012/01/banco-comunitario-miri-desenvolvimento.html

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Sabiá

Region: Jacunda, Pará, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: September 2011

Description and Background: A Sabiá is equivalent to a real, and only accredited agents are authorized to receive the local currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Paraíso

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancocomunitarioparaiso/

Website/Reference: https://cirandas.net/fbes/blog/cidade-de-jacunda-para-inaugura-banco-comunitario


Paraiba

Orquídea

Region: João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Jardim Botânico

Contact: mailto:cpcc.org.br@gmail.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancocomunitarioorquidea/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCuaMVJdu-sgwOPF3Dko5UfcjYgCjEZT-PA0F68C_eFKMhEQBaXxdAt1Bc7umCRlEuw51WMCTIUk0F6

Website/Reference: https://cpcc.webnode.com.br/bcd-jardim-bot%C3%A2nico/bcd-jardim-bot%C3%A2nico/

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Muçu Real

Region: Muçumagro, João Pessoa, Paraiba, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2015

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Muçubank

Website/Reference: http://www.fundacaomargaridaalves.org.br/2015/06/15/moeda-social-e-lancada-na-comunidade-de-mucumagro-joao-pessoa/


Piaui

Cocal

Region: São João do Arraial, Piauí, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: December 2007

Description and Background: Cocal notes are equivalent to the real but spend with a 10% discount.

Circulation and Participation: 25,000 cocais circulate

Founders: Banco dos Cocais (Center for Community Organization and Support to Social Inclusion)

Contact: mailto:bancodoscocais@hotmail.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancodoscocais?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDvDLaZoVTSznh2oTT7ORx7Xv_TP4g-LVn1J-dIxQLclQ_8U_Si6lAIzRHishhMkFzrnI2afanK6L-U

Website/Reference: http://bancodoscocais.blogspot.com/

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Opala

Region: Pedro Ii, Piaui, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: Accepted in more than 30 businesses

Founders: Banco Comunitário Rede Opala

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Banco-Comunit%C3%A1rio-Rede-Opala-750300338412821/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCA_Qo94Sq9qGqlbDNWYSg_dzsSMw-1rQlMD9mjuOkmNdrWWfUPEpSFIsQ7pEgQyeq9qEK26lTWIRZW


Rio de Janeiro

Capivari

Region: Silva Jardim, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: November 2010

Description and Background: Capivari is the name of the river that cuts the center of the municipality and means "river that has capybara." An engraving of the animal illustrates the notes.

Circulation and Participation: 80 participating businesses

Founders: Banco Capivari

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/banco.capivari?fref=search&__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBRxEXFOX66rPvA4Py-r76TK64HDytglwcAfnA6anUbzfwGNTcGY-F4CHAbTqDOuSKQKNyYAepcc6Jm

Website/Reference: http://mapadecultura.rj.gov.br/manchete/moeda-social  http://g1.globo.com/rio-de-janeiro/noticia/2010/12/com-1-moeda-social-do-estado-do-rj-silva-jardim-agita-sua-economia.html

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Saracuras

Region: Saracuna, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Saracuruna

Contact:  bancocomunitariosaracuruna@gmail.com

Website/Reference: http://bancocomunitariosaracuruna.blogspot.com/

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CDD

Region: Cidade de Deus, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: September 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Cidade de Deus

Website/Reference: http://g1.globo.com/economia/noticia/2011/09/cidade-de-deus-no-rio-ganha-moeda-e-banco-proprios.html


Rio Grande do Norte

Gostoso

Region: São Miguel do Gostoso, Rio Grande do Norte, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: December 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Solidário do Gostoso

Social Media:  https://www.facebook.com/MOEDA.GOSTOSO/

Website/Reference: http://asdppb.org/noticias/visita-ao-primeiro-banco-comunitario-do-estado-do-rio-grande-do-norte-banco-solidario-do-gostoso-a295.html
http://aaccrn.blogspot.com/2013/01/primeiro-banco-comunitario-do-estado-do.html


Roraima

Pérola

Region: Guajará-Miri, Roraima, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário de Rondônia “Pérola do Mamoré”

Website/Reference: http://www.blogdasppps.com/2012/10/inaugurado-o-primeiro-banco-comunitario.html


São Paulo

Solanos, $ampaio

Region: Jardim Maria Sampaio, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: unknown

Description and Background: Solanos are physical notes that exchange 1:1 to the real. $ampaio is the e-dinhero counterpart in the region. Both formats are accepted at businesses that "promote sustainable local, social and cultural development," as determined by he Popular Agency for Promotion of Culture Solano Trindade.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitario União Sampaio

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancouniaosampaio/?eid=ARBf_GbFlj4dMp2ZUzrQ9LFjC74U_rtqikOsfobj8A73H5zwdB0U-lFx1rptD42aU8nH7-Muxdgxri_j

Website/Reference: https://bccomunitariouniaosampaio.wordpress.com/nossas-tecnologias/moeda-social-ampaios-e-solanos/

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Estela

Region: Carapicuiba, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: November 2012

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Tonato

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/bancotonato/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARCHLcauvQBkscFZ-i5ULPmXF-veUZNTgmyEvOU73nJQ5lzAqE64PzxEv5YiSgrFiUI_-b8iIMz2aKhp

Website/Reference: https://fbes.org.br/2012/11/29/banco-comunitario-e-inaugurado-em-carapicuiba/

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Paulo Freire

Region: Prestes Maia and Jardim Inácio Monteiro, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency, digital and physical notes

First Issued: June 2009

Description and Background: Associated with Apuanã, Autogestão, and Linda Vista

Circulation and Participation: Accepted in approximately 24 businesses as of 2014

Founders: Banco Paulo Freire

Contact: mailto:bancocomunitariossp@gmail.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Banco-Comunitario-Paulo-Freire-339901236145314/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDkhdH5en3_S_Ms8xfEMBFZqEeUnkCM0IlFskBl88gyJWfduNONkVX4XLRyi6X-bMzsjZQ_OMqycs67

Website/Reference: https://bancoscomunitariossp.wordpress.com/about/

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Apuanã

Region: Jardim Apuanã and Jardim Filhos da Terra, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2009

Description and Background: Associated with Paulo Freire, Autogestão, and Linda Vista

Circulation and Participation: Accepted in approximately 24 businesses as of 2012

Founders: Banco Apuanã

Contact: mailto:bancocomunitariossp@gmail.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Banco%20Linda%20Vista&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Website/Reference: https://bancoscomunitariossp.wordpress.com/about/ https://www1.folha.uol.com.br/saopaulo/745734-e-dinheiro-de-verdade-mas-nao-e-real.shtml

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Autogestão

Region: Jardim São Luiz, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2009

Description and Background: Associated with Paulo Freire, Apuanã, and Linda Vista

Circulation and Participation: Accepted in approximately 12 businesses as of 2014

Founders: Banco Autogestão

Contact: mailto:bancocomunitariossp@gmail.com

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/search/top/?q=Banco%20comunitario%20Linda%20Vista&epa=SEARCH_BOX

Website/Reference: https://bancoscomunitariossp.wordpress.com/about/

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Linda Vista

Region: Taipas, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2009

Description and Background: Associated with Paulo Freire, Apuanã, and Autogestão

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Linda Vista

Contact: mailto:bancocomunitariossp@gmail.com

Website/Reference: https://bancoscomunitariossp.wordpress.com/about/ https://www.terra.com.br/noticias/brasil/sao-paulo-inaugura-quatro-primeiros-bancos-comunitarios,045a4999eed4b310VgnCLD200000bbcceb0aRCRD.html

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Vida

Region: São Carlos, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: June 2012

Description and Background: The community bank offers lines of credit in the local currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Nascente

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/Banco-Comunit%C3%A1rio-Nascente-1097622320256517/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARDPRwx6ZCcDpByB9Ir7CJkC3-nYlvNzrIk_i8WnJ_TyeyBftYpOPIsQQUWA-Q3OD7VvbNYTvOVEEdET

Website/Reference: http://www.numiecosol.ufscar.br/enterprises/banco-comunitario-nascente-201cnascente201d-community-bank

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Commissaris

Region: São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil

Currency Type: bank-issued convertible paper currency

First Issued: unknown

Description and Background: The community bank offers lines of credit in the local currency.

Circulation and Participation: unknown

Founders: Banco Comunitário Padre Leo Commissari

Contact: mailto:padreleo@padreleo.org.br

Social Media: https://www.facebook.com/BancoComunitarioPadreLeo/?__tn__=%2Cd%2CP-R&eid=ARBDl3nXKdzmFD1VwOvFi7wqmXVL54MBu93qScoVnh55JG4BK9GVHv-EKLzGu6NSUZJT-vXDeAQF-r0D

Website/Reference: https://www.padreleo.org.br/economia-solidaria?fbclid=IwAR0zPRmylmWXWi2ocFa6OWjVsQxkZVgYYGdKOPPkFjBEAp77SZlbkkca6kg