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Stro = social trade organization, makers of the Cyclos Open Money software



"Strohalm is a Dutch NGO with partnerships in the South. It develops social and economic alternatives by way of comprehensive research, trainings, projects and publications on Financial Micro Initiatives and ecological tax reform, to tackle the underlying economic causes of environmental degradation and social problems such as such as poverty, long-term unemployment and consumerism. Through projects in practise, Strohalm wants "to demonstrate that change is possible". They focus on issues such as interest, money circulation, taxation and the social organisation of economies and help developing practical alternatives in these fields on a local level. "