In Lebanon, where the World Food Programme (WFP) operates entirely on cash assistance, the organization established a retail team to support its 500 contracted shops in providing quality products, fair prices and kind customer service. With the support of WFP’s Innovation Accelerator and Lebanon’s Country Office, the Dalili — ‘my guide’ in Arabic — smartphone app (available on Google Play) was created as part of this commercial approach to humanitarian assistance. It provides information on nearby shops, food prices and promotions at stores where Syrian refugees can redeem their assistance. While the platform is simple, its effect is multifaceted: it has an impact on refugees, retailers, and the local economy. And now, its benefits are available nationwide.
Here's more from WFP about this tech.
-=-=-=-=-=- Jayne Cravens Author, The LAST Virtual Volunteering Guidebook
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