Voucher distribution using paper vouchers faces challenges that include fraud and theft. Specifically, vouchers can be lost, stolen or damaged and fraud is common because vouchers are relatively easy to duplicate and circulate. This leads to beneficiary mistakes and tracking mistakes.
Digital vouchers are provided using NFC cards that connect to a mobile POS device. The system allows for secure identification, better traceability and reduces the above risks. Additionally, having a bigger acceptance network ensures a higher card adoption rate. This solution can be used by NGOs in relief food distribution and other humanitarian aid sectors. The cards can be recharged for continuous or repetitive usage.