I am Erick Ochieng (erickflavour) from Kenya. I am an internet savvy, freelance web content writer, and permaculture activist. I come from Chacha Village in the Nyanza Region, Kenya near Lake Victoria in Homa Bay County. We speak the Luo language, and a little of English and Kiswahili. Our main economic activities include farming, fishing, livestock keeping, hunting and gathering, and trading.
When I joined SEEDS about 3 months ago, I met 2 members from my region (Kenya) who had joined the community and took part in co-creation and giving back to their communities through charity and community work. These two were the leaders of M2o Community, and Kotieno Community.
So, I then thought about the Chacha Community Project - a Community Based Organization that takes care of the old, disabled and neediest people in the society. I saw the need to invite my co-founders into the SEEDS community. Having learnt the game of SEEDS, our aim was to help spread SEEDS to as many hands as possible and advocate for this new currency to be used as an alternative payment method.
We have since then built good relationships, connections and grown the SEEDS community with over 250 members; including 35 citizens, and several residents and visitors. I and two other members have gone through the Seeds Ambassadors Academy, and we’ve learnt the need to spread SEEDS, develop and empower different bio-regions.
My co-founders have taken part in reaching out to as many individuals, institutions, businesses, local traders, vendors, farmers, etc. to help spread SEEDS and teach them about the value of SEEDS and the need to use it as a mode of payment locally.
The co-founders of Chacha Community Project continued the onboarding process and we are currently the fastest growing community in the SEEDS Ecosystem.
Check out the problems I have encountered being part of the SEEDS community, the solution and what Chacha Community Project want for Kenyans here: RESTORING LOST HOPE WITH SEEDS - Google Docs