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We are pleased to share our rebrand with you. We are changing our name from Goodbanc, to Earthbanc. The reason for the change is that our mission of sustaining and nurturing all people of the Earth, goes beyond just doing ‘good’. We wanted to convey the immensity of the issues refugees and people on the move face, all over the Earth. Climate change and rising sea levels are resulting in more climate refugees and IDPs every year - we see the nexus of refugees, IDPs and climate mitigation and adaptation as very linked and part of a holistic strategy. Please see the new website here: https://earthbanc.io

Also, following my recent visit to Kenya, we are now in discussions with Red Cross Kenya, Fin Church Aid, Evergreening Alliance and local NGOs to establish partnerships which can deliver such financial support through our technology, to IDPs and social entrepreneurs in Kenya.

Hi @Isaac Jumba, I'll travelling in Australia at present, you can contact me via chau@goodbanc.io as registered via ideo, we can then work out a good time-zone to mutually speak. Regards, Chau

Maari Ross the platform offers access to a digital savings account to earn interest, and a peer-to-peer finance platform to help deliver finance (pooled money, matching people would want to lend out money and people who need to borrow money against deposits), and payments (ie Seller create invoice for goods, buyer scan QR on the APP, and money is transferred to conclude purchase/payment). In regards to the idea for bridgebuilder, we need to adjust the model slightly to allow for refugee/IDP specific challenges (ID verified via the social network, thus need to work with existing co-operatives, social lending circles). We are not a micro-finance lender. We can support community agents to deliver microfinance (via a pooled fund), offer savings platform and payment platform (all in one) for entrepreneurs. The co-operative/your program managers will undertake their normal activities. The platform offers an additional digital source of funding/and digital services (savings, loans, payments). so the potential is to partner with you & the co-operatives to give them access to savings/lending/payments using our platform.