We are a group of people that have asked ourselves the question, “What is poverty?” That led us to ask how might we create a culture that reflects the reality that there is enough for all of us.

We then created an organic platform where people can join together in pooling money with those they know, to share with people they care about.

Our Key values are to:

Inspire South Africa

We desire to nurture a culture of generosity, sharing, and collaborative decision-making in South Africa. 

Expand Collaborative Giving

We seek to support those who believe that giving together and in deeper relationship with each other will multiply our giving and expand our impact and longevity. 

Value People

We seek to move resources more directly to people who need them, with as few degrees of separation as possible and to eliminate personal economic isolation through a commitment to longevity and proactive giving. 

With Common Change you and your friends can contribute into a common group fund, present opportunities to help, and discuss and approve requests in a collaborative way so that your friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers are not economically isolated when they face hard times. We help you share not just the money you contribute but your voice, experience, wisdom, time, talents, and connections in helping people around you. Common Change helps you do this all via a platform that engenders trust and ensures transparency and accountability, supporting your desire to spend your time and money on what matters most—the people you care about.