The Social Diner Project encourages and rewards social diner volunteers by accurately registering work effort carried out to prepare food and feed the people. At the same time, it is creating an internal economy within the vulnerable neighbourhoods in Argentina.
Vulnerable Communities in Argentina
The Social Diner Project seeks to improve conditions and remunerate the volunteers of the community canteen as well as to transparent the administration of the donations collected for this purpose.
In the villa 21-24 live more than 48315 inhabitants and there are about 50 dining rooms in the area. To begin with the dining project, we generate an impact with the people of a community space called Casa Cambalache that receives 320 beneficiaries and around 15 volunteer collaborators in different dining, cultural and various arrangements tasks in the space.
Time and community work force of women without economic and social recognition. Lack of internal (commercial) and external (donor) economic support to improve the functioning of the dining room and community social space.
The Tokkenit loyalty programs app was developed on blockchain by Koibanx on RSK technology and is the tool we decided to use to create the awards program for the Social Dining Project. Tokkenit is an app that contains on the one hand a crypto wallet and on the other a fidelity platform where different organizations can create programs to accumulate points that are given to comply with some behavior desired by the creator of the program. These actions can be from attending an event, having repeated purchases, among others and, which can then be exchanged for prizes. Through this app ""Cambalache"" you can keep an attendance record of your volunteers who scan a QR from Tokkenit and earn points for working in the dining room. These points can then be exchanged at a local in the neighbourhood that is within the platform, for consumer products. Then trade exchanges these points for money in the NGO Bitcoin, thus closing the economic cycle of the token.
Rodolfo Andragnes (full time) Founder and CEO of the Bitcoin Argentine and Latin American NGO, EspacioBitcoin coworking. Ivania Luyo (full time) Community coordinator of two projects of the NGO Bitcoin Argentina. With 13 years of experience in microfinance, she is responsible for relations with the inhabitants of the popular neighborhoods.
Ivania Luyo, Community Coordinator
The Social Diner Project aims to encourage volunteering through a Blockchain platform that provides transparency and an accurate registration on the hours worked carried out. In this way, it seeks to promote the internal economy of the neighbourhood and generate greater collaborative ties.
The project has among its objectives related to the Sustainable Development Goals regarding: Impact Objectives: objective 1, focused on the most vulnerable sectors increasing their access to basic resources and services Objective 2, which has an impact on a sector that performs positive actions for the food security of its most needy environment objective 8, in terms of promoting decent work and economic growth of women workers in conditions of income or benefits due to their workforce, lower than the minimum wage established by Argentine law Objective 5, visibility of women's leadership and opportunities for economic recognition for the care work of others that volunteer women do to ensure food for their families and their community. objective 12, in terms of transparent consumption and production processes that foster civil responsibility for the food security of a population.
We are at the time of pilot test. Until now, the project was supported by the voluntary work of several participants and logistics expenses covered by the NGO Bitcoin Argentina and Rodolfo Andragnes, president of the NGO, who is also dedicated to obtaining the first donations from the crypto community
The first points generation tests were carried out for 10 days and it was agreed with a local merchant, who is willing to contribute 5% (of his income on the exchange products) for project sustainability, as part of his contribution to the cause. In addition, it has already become part of the user network of the proposed app. The next step is the implementation, with the generation of the points in the Tokkenit app until completing a month of work of each volunteer, and the exchange of the products that correspond to them in the participating trade with the previous reception of the first donations.