A new year is upon us all! Despite the overwhelming public health challenges we face as a society, and all the downstream effects on our economic and social lives, there’s also lots of reason for optimism that the tide may start to turn this year!
Real-life interaction between Simbi members in the same localities has been a core part of Simbi since its earliest days, as far back as 2016. In 2022, we want to get back to that focus, but we must do so in ways that feel safe and comfortable for all participants. Will we be able to return to helping Simbi members organize and grow local in-person Simbi meetups and Swaps in the first half of this year? We sure hope so!
In the meantime, most member interaction these days is still virtual/remote, which is useful for many Simbi members, but does tend to restrict the breadth and types of help and service that can be provided. Simbi’s community economy definitely works best — and grows sustainably — when both local and online exchange can happen seamlessly.
In the meantime, can you think of new ways to use Simbi in your daily life, with neighbors, acquaintances, or friends? We think the new Simbi Send
feature (see below) is a great way to enable more in-person Simbi-ing. Let us know what you think!