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People, especially those who can only participate in the ‘informal economy’, need a reliable form of identification and financial tools that give access to low-cost credit and enable them to build resilient, local, community-centred economies.
Our activities are targeted at people confined to the informal economy to support their economic inclusion. We do this by providing tools and processes that create a more equal opportunity to participate in the economic life of their country. Our activities are therefore aimed at upgrading the informal economy to fit the needs of the local community.
We build tools that enable informal economies to leapfrog systemic barriers to development.
At its core this is about empowering communities to fully harness their value potential, define their own story, and resist exploitation. On this foundation of self-determined community identity, it is then possible to introduce outside resources, such as from impact investing or philanthropy, without compromising that identity
Jala as ‘lead participant’ develops processes and apps that encode the self-regulating aspirations of communities and their members into its technological and social architecture.
Jala’s main activities will therefore be the development and continual adaptation of:
Mushin J. Schilling
CEO & Co-Founder
Mushin is a software architect, an innovator, a community and a participation manager. He has architected the software for The State of the World Forum, Brazil and for Swisscon, Switzerland among others. His passion is creating opportunities for participation in an inclusive economy.
Storyteller, curator of experiences, visionary, idealist, programmer. Ryan has developed brand strategies and collateral for clients in food and beverage, hospitality, real estate, e-commerce, bedding, luxury fashion and wellness internationally. Resourceful and a rebel of stagnation, Ryan’s long-term vision is to build a decentralized, self-organizing governance system.
CXO, CSO (Strategy)
Kathryn has over 20 years of experience at the forefront of innovation in technology, human-centred design, systems science/thinking and p2p/ collaborative ways of working. She has a holistic grasp of business as a complex adaptive system. Building scalable, trusted and universally accessible systems is her passion.