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In Denpasar, the capital city of Bali, an event took place that showcased the strength of community and the potential of innovation to drive positive change. The Semarak Bazaar, held on September 16, 2023, was a testament to what can be achieved when a community comes together with a shared vision.

At the core of the bazaar was the concept of Circles Point exchanges. CirclesUBI allows users to exchange Circles Points within a trusted network, fostering a sense of community and mutual support. The bazaar offered a great space to show how this works. On this special day, people from many walks of life came together to exchange goods, services, and ideas, facilitated by Circles Points.

The Bazaar, implemented with support from the local NGO Kembali Berdaya, was a local initiative that was organized by the community, for the community. It was a great example of how grassroots events can spark innovative community-based solutions.

The day began with the 'Bersih Desa' initiative, which translates to 'clean community'. Over a hundred enthusiastic participants took to the streets to do a public area clean up, showcasing the community's commitment to tackling Bali's waste management challenges. It was a powerful symbolic gesture of the community's dedication to creating a better environment.

As the day progressed, the bazaar came alive with diverse stalls showcasing local products. From delicious home made foods, pre-loved items, herbal medicines, to delectable desserts, there was something for everyone. What made these stalls even more special was the unique payment + exchange system – a combination of Circles Points and rupiah. This not only facilitated exchanges and trade amongst established Circles users, it introduced a lot of new people to the world of CirclesUBI.

The enthusiasm of CirclesUBI users was awesome! Local Circles users were very active showing visitors how the Circles system works and how it can foster trust among community members. Through live demonstrations and engaging conversations, many were introduced to the world of CirclesUBI, and the potential it holds to strengthen community resilience.

The bazaar also ensured activities to inspire and engage the younger generations. Organized by Salam Natah Rare, a youth community from Banjar Tegeh Sari, a kids' coloring and drawing art competition was held, with the theme of how Circles can strengthen community ties, and the young artists of Banjar Tegeh Sari did not disappoint! Images of Circles exchanges and mutual support came to life with their artistic flair and renderings.

The Semarak Bazaar was more than a standalone event; it was a key milestone in a movement. It showcased the power of community, the potential of innovative solutions like CirclesUBI, and the creativity and passion of the people in Denpasar.

Now, over to you:

  • What do you think about such community-driven events?

  • What kind of Circles community events would you like to organize in your area?

We'd love to hear your thoughts and ideas.

Let's keep the spirit of community and innovation alive!


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