Bega Valley LETS is just part of a growing network of people who welcome a system of alternative trading. LETS works on the energy provided by its members; so to get full value from your LETSystem please read this information as it will assist you to harness your energy and make the system work for you.

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The fundamentals of a LETSystem:

* A LETSystem is a trading network supported by its own internal currency. It is self-regulating and allows its users to manage and issue their own ‘money supply’ within the boundaries of the network.

* LETSystems are community based non-profit trading systems that enable members to exchange goods and services using little or no cash. It is a method of trading, which depends on skills and time instead of money, exchanging a unit of local currency (Sapphs), not as an alternative to conventional money but to complement the current system of trade.

* LETSystems do not issue any money; each person creates their own.

* The money only exists as numbers in accounts, moving from account to account. The recording of these transactions is done using a computer. This is very much like having a conventional cheque book account.