OUR GOAL
17,850,000 # rise
46,992,857 # engage
19,000,000 fees $(K)
13,000,000 fund $(K)

How is this possible?

Genesis

There is a story behind everything.

I've had this idea for over two decades. (That's about $469B in wasted opportunity .. I tried this before ... twice ... but the universe wasn't ready yet.)

It's so simple. Siphon off a little bit of what we spend and concentrate it to improve our situation. We have a system for funding our own community-run investment bank. No need to wait for a hedge fund, celebrity or corporation to feel for our circumstance; we have the means to do it ourselves.

This is as simple as choosing to use one debit card instead of another. Let's not complicate it or bring in the doubt or 'well if it were that easy someone would have done it'. It is that easy; you have a simple choice to make that you can share with your friends.

This is not charity. This is a for profit business. We are in the business of doing good for our community. I intend for my family to do well.

We often get angry and protest, then after some time it doesn't seem like a systematic change took place. Then it happens again. Some scraps on the table. Time passes. Then it happens again.

By design this is a leader-independent corporation since systems will be put in place that function independent of any one person; it will rely on our community and ancestors for guidance. Be a non-follower. This is a choice you make to contribute and to gain for yourself.

I'm not sure what I was waiting to happen; I really thought someone would have done this by now. Now I have a daughter, she wants to be president but 48 years later she must confront the same obstacles I did. I don't know what I was waiting to see happen. What are you waiting on? - Kawaida

Merchant Fees

Every time you use your credit or debit card the merchant pays a fee to the card issuer. The card you use determines who gets paid. This is a $100B+ industry. We're getting ready to introduce a new debit card.

Fees Paid Anyway

You decide where these fees go by choosing which debit or credit card you use. No need to do anything but choose Rise or Engage as your debit card. Arranging for an automatic payroll deposit is the easiest.

Recycle Our $$$

The longer money stays in our community, the more it is able to do. Rise Debit Card provides incentives when you patronize our community and automatically contributes the fees you generate to the Recycle Fund every time you use your card. This is Community Empowerment. Rise card members may anonymously submit proposals to use the fund. Rise card members anonymously vote to allocate funds to proposals. This is Self-Determination.

Reparations

Clients from outside our community may choose to use the Engage Debit Card for their general spending as well as use incentives to patronize our community; the fees generated automatically contribute to the Reparations Fund. All card members may anonymously submit proposals to use the fund. Only Rise card members anonymously vote to allocate funds to proposals. This is Self-Determination.

ON OUR WAY
 
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Promo Contest

We will use our anonymous voting system to select and provide perks to 20,000 people who create and promote the best ad or social media plug for RISE or ENGAGE. As a community we decide which perks and which posts are awarded.

RISE Logo Contest

We will use our anonymous voting system to select and pay someone to design the RISE logo.

ENGAGE Logo Contest

We will use our anonymous voting system to select and pay someone to design the ENGAGE logo.

What's In It For Me?

Satisfaction.

How Will We Do This?

As A Community.

So Let's Rise

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So Let's Engage

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