Helpfulpeeps introducing Karma Economy

March 31 2016

Helpfulpeeps introducing Karma Economy

A BRISTOL born new social network has introduced a community based on a simple ethos: ask for help when you want and help others when you can.

Whether it involves cat sitting or learning a new language, moving a sofa or lending a hand at a charity event, people ask for a help on the site www.helpfulpeeps.com and the requests are fulfilled.

Saf Nazeer, the cofounder, said: “We have learnt that by taking money out of the equation we are creating opportunities for deeper, more meaningful connections amongst our members.

“Instead of bartering or timebanking we believe in helping with no expectations because if you’re helping someone and expecting something in return, you’re doing business not kindness. We simply pay it forward and spread the kindness.”

More than 5700 people have registered since last February, mostly in Bristol. After winning ‘Best Start Up’ pitch at Apps World in London last November, the network now has over 60 local ambassadors in cities all over the world.

Saf said: “We would love to hear from people in Bishopston who are passionate about getting involved at helpfulpeeps.com/getinvolved. This role is voluntary and integral to the success of Helpfulpeeps because the more people join in the more helpful the network becomes for everyone.

“We also recognise that having a critical mass of users in a hyper local area helps create more of a community feel and enhances the likelihood of people and charities finding the help that they need.”