Money brings happiness to some, anguish to others. Now imagine a society without cash, or any form of monetary system. The tiny island of Anuta, located in the southeast of the Solomon Islands, Temotu, operates on this principle. For over 400 years, its inhabitants survived by sustainably harvesting the resources of the island. The Anutans practice the concept of "aropa" — cooperation, distribution, and compassion towards one another. The community works together to plant and store crops, catch fish, and share all its resources. No currency, no bartering, no credit. Their lifestyle serves as an example of respect towards the individual, one’s neighbor, and the environment in the spirit of teamwork.

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  • Liz

    Inspiring, indeed!

  • Lanet Khoda.

    Nice. Tx.

  • GURMEET

    I AM AMAZE THIS IS THE BEST EXAMPLE TO THE REST OF WORLD

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  • Learn more about the concept of the Resource Based Economy.
  • See how IRBE aims to educate and raise awareness for an economy based on resources.
  • Cooperation begins with you. Considering sharing a specific resource with another, or exchanging services.

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