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One man in Panama turned his life around and is now doing good deeds.

Alexis Quintero runs a “good deed currency” store in his home city where he awards customers with poker chips should they have executed a good deed in their community.

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With the poker chips, customers can purchase baby formula, clothing and other household items.

Quintero’s goal is to not only prevent stealing and violence, but to also encourage the people of Panama to be good.

Lauren Grose About the author:
Lauren is an Associate Content Editor at RARE. During her years at Bloomsburg University, she delved into modern media by creating a fashion column titled “Dear Bloom,” which ultimately became a YouTube series. Shortly after graduating, Lauren packed her bags and flew to Tokyo to explore the city’s culture and, ...Read more
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