Using points to shop in the camp mini-markets is all about #aidwithdignity. We can stock whatever different individuals want and they can choose whatever they want from the wide range on offer. This takes control out of our hands and puts it into theirs.
After several frustrating months telling people what they could and couldn’t have, our points system turned that whole experience on its head. Giving people ‘points’ to spend makes the whole shopping experience more normal.
All we had to do was make the space available to them, ensure it was stocked with what the range of things they wanted and count the points. Living on a refugee camp with few or no resources can be humiliating. Not only does this make distribution more dignified for the residents, it’s a happier experience for the volunteers.
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