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" The Legacy Bank "

How to use legacy and past influences and trust to make a happier old age.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it support the dreams and obligations of those 50 and older?

Here, I am targetting and Motivating every Citizen in the world to live positive, responsible and impactful lives that could attract good fortunes from the family, neighbors, bankers and even the Society at large. From the accountable ages of 18-50, at least there should be enough room to Impact and influence at least a good numbers of family Members and immediate Associates that could earn your trust and as "legacy Bank" to sort of rely on at the golden age of 50 and above.

Life, to me is recprocacy. To prepare for tomorrow, we have to live today. The Legacy of todays Living could guarantee tomorrows financial provisions and Safety. But if we neglect the practices and habits of benevolence while we are active and strong, it will definitely be difficult to Associates  and get the needed friends and help at old age. So, let us build our " Bank of Legacy" for a better tomorrow while the sun shines. Now  is the Prize to cash for tomorrows financial checks. 

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

A questionire for the elderly to know how many people they have been able to influenced, empower and developed during their active and middle age could be a litmus test and as indicator of their expected attention and benefits from the younger generations around them. Also, younger people could be asked as to their criteria for supporting aging and elderly people. With such, a balance could be arrived at for Building a Legacy Bank.

What skills, input or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

Online diseminition of the questionire and getting Feedbacks from respondence could be a useful too to generalise the ideas of the Legacy Bank among people of the world. It will Create room for accountable and responsible Living Before dying.

Tell us about your work experience:

I have been involved in Creative Writings, social Entrepreneurship and as a renowned Innovator on the UN STI forum for the SDGs. I am also the Strategist On the HETAVAD SKILLS AFRICA Networks as well as the Innovator The A B C and 1 2 3 of The SDGs Campaigns at

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  • I'm not currently involved in a credit union, but am curious to learn more!

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Hi Amos!

Thank you for sharing your idea.

I just want to check I understand it. The idea is that the older generation share their advice and legacies with the younger generation who support the older generation. When the younger generation are older they will receive the same support.

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Yes! Kate, you are partially right but more than advise, the old aged would have effectively contributed and shared their positive Impacts and Resources to have developed and empower their children, other people, the Society and in Charity and philantrophies which could be relied on at old age. It even including setting up a residual income Business and savings Schemes towards retirement. Please kindly refer to for more details