About hOurworld® — Welcome!
We are Social Architects who believe that people are the true wealth of the world as their talents gracefully flow out to the benefit of all. We are grounded in the principles of simplicity and abundance and in the the joy of giving and receiving. It is our desire to help in the reclamation of local community prosperity by providing our gifts of time, training and tools in a pay it forward model within the Hour Exchange networks of hOurworld®.
We strive to remove all barriers to entry and membership in the time banking movement so that all may have the opportunity to contibute their time and talents and feel connected to their local community. As individuals we each participate in the community currency movement and we honor all the good people who have contibuted to this system of service to others. We pay special tribute to the seven women that originally founded time banking in the United States.
hOurworld® exists to welcome and connect all varieties of time banks, mutual aid networks and local credit exchanges under one roof. This allows interaction between member exchanges everywhere, as their interests and needs arise. The hOurworld® Train the Trainer program teaches the fundamentals for organizing, building and enriching new and existing time banks. This model provides a recipe for program nurturing and growth towards maturity. As each new exchange develops it can seed another through the sharing of resources. And that exchange will seed another... and another...
"We don't need another movement. We need to move together..."