BitMari

About BitMari

BitMari is a Pan-African remittance service that shall leverage on bitcoin technology to tap into new markets of the diaspora remittance.

What We Do

We are a remittance platform that allows people to send money to Zimbabwe from anywhere in the world leveraging Bitcoin technology.
We are the only Bitcoin based company in the world to receive a money transfer license from the central bank of Zimbabwe and have a strategic partnership with Agribank to perform remittances for their customers using Bitcoin..

Our Mission

Technology changes the world in ways that politics, militarism, and economics cannot. We believe that Bitcoin will be the technology that unifies a “United States of Africa.” BitMari will leverage Bitcoin technology to reduce the friction of sending money to Zimbabwe and the rest of Africa. BitMari will do all it can to help eliminate the border impediments to trading within the African continent and this will eventually assist to overcome the the neocolonial banking infrastructure that currently undermines Africa’s development.

What Problem Do We Solve

The remittance problem is global yet it hits the hardest in developing regions including Africa. In 2017, the international average cost of remittance is approximately 7% yet, the cost of sending money to and from Africa can be as high as 20%. 20% is $2 out of every $10. These $2 may mean very little to you and I but in some areas of Africa, it could be the cost of a daily grocery trip. Exceptionally high costs of remittances to Africa partnered with an almost complete lack of transparency in the movement of funds to Africa. These costs reduce the value of remittances that can be sent to Africa, thereby stifling the true economic growth of Africa. When the Zimbabwean economy collapsed in 2009, a lot of people left the country to work in the diaspora and support their families back home. They face high fees to send money back home through traditional remittance platforms. We will use bitcoin to reduce the cost of remittances and reduce the friction of financial transactions.

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    Avoiding Rock Bottom Level With You Self-Care

    Self Care Rock Bottom is the complete absence of the desire to take care of yourself holistically or categorically. We can remain in denial about how low our interest is in taking care of ourselves, but there are certain actions that trigger a red flag that we must honor. For example, if you skipped every other chapter in this book and came straight to this one, you should call someone immediately and ask for help and guidance. Skipping to this chapter is a sign you need to welcome the love and support of others to help inspire you to take better care of yourself.

    Rock bottom means it is time to borrow someone else’s belief in us until we believe in ourselves again. Rock bottom is a terrifying place that absolutely requires an extended hand to survive it. It requires someone to help you rebuild that self-care muscle. You will need help exercising the desire to do activities that take care of you spiritually/emotionally, economically, artistically, physically, educationally or socially.

    There will be moments when you are watching yourself, almost in an out-of-body experience, actually doing something you thought was terrifying and impossible. Your actions may say you are confident and faith-driven, but your heart may be drowning in worry and fear. Keep walking anyway. Allow your Self Care Dream Team member, in whatever category critical for you, to extend a hand.

    If you’ve hit a financial rock bottom for whatever reason, ignore the embarrassment and shame long enough to take a self-care step and make the first call to an accountant, a financial consultant or a financially savvy friend. Add this person to your Economic Dream Team once they have agreed to help you. Continue establishing your Self Care Plan, because rock bottom in one area can have a negative impact on another area.

    The Self Care Plan you develop by yourself, with a buddy, a mentor, a partner or a group is your personal, customized reference tool for growing and healing in your life. Having a Self Care Plan actually written down helps you remember what to do when the pain or confusion of a low moment in your life makes you temporarily forget how to care for yourself. The plan is flexible because you create it based on where you are. When you hit rock bottom, you may realize that you require a new plan. Find the courage to create a new Self Care Plan.

    Quietly agonizing over difficult challenges, past traumas and fears of the future is probably not the most effective route to self-care. On the other hand, writing down what you need, who may be able to help and where you can go to be encouraged, means you have a plan that you can use, that can give you some control.

    The pain probably won’t disappear overnight, but you’ll have a gentler, more caring journey getting back up.

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    Adapted from the book: Self Care Matters A Revolutionary’s Approach by Anana Johari Harris Parris (Connect with her)

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    How to Start a “Black” Self Care Support Group

    Self Care Support Groups are non-religious gatherings that welcome all to check in, express self-care goals and listen to and support others.

    In order to maintain the integrity and consistency of all Self Care support groups, it is critical that all rules and parameters listed in the most current version of this book be followed. Self Care Support Groups are not designed to replace or serve as counseling sessions.

    Self-care is an intimate act and each Self Care Ambassador assigned to host a support group is responsible for maintaining a safe space in which participants can share. The groups should be held in safe environments and cannot include any device that can record what is discussed.

    Why Start a Support Group?

    Starting a Self Care Support Group is a wonderful way to ensure you will be surrounded by individuals working the same formatted Self Care Plan as you. Many times a large group of people may all want to get in shape yet go about getting in shape in very different ways. Some ask for guidance and some do not. Without guidance from those with the wisdom to make your self-care journey less aggressive, a person can lose momentum and faith in the process of pushing through to taking better care of them self. Starting a Self Care Support Group allows you to speak the same language with those who want holistic growth in more than one area of their lives along your self-care journey.

    Guidelines

    Follow these guidelines to start a Self Care Support Group and facilitate the sessions.

    1. Each group must have a Certified Self Care Ambassador to coordinate the establishment and maintain the integrity of the group which is established exclusively by the Self Care Agency. Request a Self Care Support Group Ambassador Training & Registration Form (www.selfcareagency.com)

    2. Secure, if possible a co-facilitator/Self Care Ambassador to share the leadership responsibilities.

    3. Decide whether your group will be private (by invitation) or open to the general public.

    4. Determine how often your group will meet.

    5. Each participant needs copy of the Self Care Matters A Revolutionary Approach and the Self Care Matters Journal & Playbook

    To Ensure Privacy

    Protect the privacy of participants in Self Care Support Groups, please ensure that:

    6. No recording or sharing outside of the group.

    7. No media of any kind are allowed in for the purpose of utilizing or sharing what is shared in the group meeting.

    8. No texting, phone calls, tweeting during group

    A Self Care Support Group is a safe, warm, welcome environment that allows each participant to listen to or share self-care goals in the categories of spiritual/emotional, economic, physical artistic, educational and social self-care. There is no obligation other than to be courteous to others who are doing their self-care-check-ins and to acquire the two key materials that help you begin creating and implementing your own Self Care Plan.

    Group Affirmation

    Because our bodies, minds and souls are connected, it helps tremendously to acknowledge all three aspects of ourselves when our self-care regimen is in need. You can incorporate some of these affirmations into the support group session:

    I took good care of myself by coming here today. I matter to me each and every day. When my heart is heavy and I feel sadness in my chest, I repeat this self-care goal so my dreams can manifest:

    I nourish myself, do my best, say thank you and release the rest. I nourish myself, do my best, say thank you and release the rest. I nourish myself, do my best, say thank you and release the rest.

    Remember to practice Self-care, Spread The Love and Download the Experience with BitMari “I Love Black People” Free App !!!

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    Adapted from the book: Self Care Matters A Revolutionary’s Approach by Anana Johari Harris Parris (Connect with her)

     

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    Black Self-Care Buddies

    A Self Care Buddy is a current or former participant in a Self Care Support Group who agrees to accompany you in your self-care journey in a prescribed way: he or she will contact you on a regular basis, in any manner (in person, by phone, email or text) with a simple question — How is your self-care going? A Self Care Buddy is your personal cheerleader, committed to providing you encouragement to help you stay on your Self Care journey and work your plan.

    A Self Care Buddy holds a unique position in your life. She may not be a close relative or even a friend that you speak to daily. She will come to know some of your specific challenges and the status of your Self Care development. How does she get to know this? Because you will share this information.

    A Buddy can but isn’t obligated to share his experiences with you. But he genuinely cares about how you are doing. He knows the value of having a buddy on a journey towards good self-care.

    Self Care Buddy interventions happen when a buddy offers and you allow him or her to assist you in performing a self-care step, big or small. The difference between a regular friend helping you accomplish your goal and a Self Care Buddy assisting is that your Self Care Buddy is willing to revisit the step as often as possible until it is accomplished.

    Caution: Don’t rely on your Self Care Buddy’s feedback to guide you. His job is not to advise. Instead he is dedicated to supporting you, listening to you, and encouraging you.

    How to Pick a Self Care Buddy:

    -Ask group leader for recommendation Pick somebody you trust and respect

    -Put it out there in a Self Care Support Group

    -You may have more than one

    Remember to practice Self-care, Spread The Love and Download the Experience with BitMari “I Love Black People” Free App !!!

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    Adapted from the book: Self Care Matters A Revolutionary’s Approach by Anana Johari Harris Parris (Connect with her)

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    Be a Self-Care Revolutionary in Our Communities

    To be a revolutionary, you must be inspired. A revolutionary person fearlessly advocates radical change. Revolutionary people and ideas challenge the status quo and might be violent or willing to upset the natural order to achieve their goals.

    Like the word revolve, it’s all about turning things around. Revolutionary leaders want to change the world by any means necessary. Before he was the coolest face on a T-shirt, Che Guevara was ready to die for change in South America (and in fact, he did). You don’t need to be violent to be revolutionary, as we learn from Gandhi and Rev. Martin Luther King

    A Self-Care Revolutionary is constantly bombarded by reasons not to take care of herself, attacked by familiar, self-sabotaging habits, and surrounded by rules that don’t support you taking care of yourself. But we fight to take care of ourselves anyway.

    It’s not enough to be an activist just for others, you must also be a self-care revolutionary for yourself. As a community activist, I am committed to contributing to a revolution that helps people heal and feel empowered to heal themselves, to help create the balance of caring for ourselves so that we can better care for others. This is the challenge of a true Self-Care Revolutionary.

    You need to be healthy and to check in with yourself spiritually, emotionally, economically, physically, educationally and socially to be a self-care revolutionary committed to the community.

    Don’t give up on yourself. Be brave and adapt a self-care lifestyle so you can continue to be present and to be what’s good in this world.

    Remember to practice Self-care, Spread The Love and Download the Experience with BitMari “I Love Black People” Free App !!!

    IOS: https://apple.co/2NEJ7Mh
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    Adapted from the book: Self Care Matters A Revolutionary’s Approach by Anana Johari Harris Parris (Connect with her)

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