Benefits of LETS...
there services you really need - like an electrician to repair
faulty wiring, or an osteopath for back troubles, or someone to
fix your car - but you just can't afford the cost?
LETS can help you get what you need. It gives you instant access
to goods or services, plus interest-free credit. You don't need
to spend cash.
you know people who are unemployed and seeking work, while others
in the same neighbourhood need help or assistance, but they cannot
get together because no-one has the money?
On LETS you create local currency which not only supplies what
you need, but makes all kinds of trades possible for other local
Have you ever felt lonely because you didn't know anyone
locally, and didn't know how to 'break in' to the local community?
LETS brings back community spirit. You can get to meet all kinds
of people on LETS, and share your interests, or discover new ones.
Would you like to try out different kinds of work, or move
into another field, but don't know where to start?
Try different things part-time on LETS. It helps you keep up your
skills, develop other talents, or use skills the market does not
Do you dream of starting your own business, but hold back because
you don't know if there'd be a demand for your services?
Test out the market for your services on LETS. It gives you
more scope to start new ventures, or develop a new business at
your own pace.
Have you noticed how quickly small local businesses and shops
are disappearing, and how we have to go further to buy goods and
services, most of which are no longer even produced in this country?
LETS supports small local businesses, and local producers
of goods and services. It helps plug the leaks in the local economy,
keeps money in the locality, and offers new employment and wealth
to you, the community and the world...
of LETS to you
of LETS to the community
to many goods and services - many of which are rarely available
in the normal market
savings and immediate interest-free credit, reducing any need
to borrow from a bank.
to turn your unused time, skills and resources into assets, or
to develop new skills through trading.
and flexible hours, with repayments as you wish to suit your own
part of a supportive community - like having a hundred friends
of LETS to the world
the parts other currencies can't - eg those without bank accounts,
lone parents, the long-term unemployed, retired people, disabled
supportive, cooperative rather than fragmented, competitive community
- cuts down crime, mental illness, vandalism etc.
a better quality of product (doors made by carpenters rather than
mass produced ones, fresh local food rather than supermarket meals).
waste, and import costs.
to a thriving, diverse local economy which is less dependent on
and better employment for every locality.
poverty, hunger, disease, social unrest and conflict.
security - increased local production for local need. Self-reliant,
mixed local economies are less vulnerable to the ups and downs
of international markets.
pressure on the environment - more repair and recycling, fewer
resources used, less waste, lower transport costs, less commuting,
Want to join?