The Vollar Foundation economic relief fund will provide immediate relief to vulnerable communities.
Through incentivised community work, the fund gives unemployed community members a new way to work, earn money, and feed their families.
Funding a person gives you the opportunity to activate people in reaching community project outcomes.
R 550 ( $37 ) - per month activates 1 person
R 2 750 ( $185 ) - per month activates 5 people
R 5 500 ( $370 ) - per month activates 10 people
R 16 500 ( $1 110 ) - per month activates 30 people
10 people activated = 35 lives impacted.
Accounts for families fed at home and shops gaining new revenue.
Funding a project gives you the opportunity to fund all the outcomes of a project, activating all the required people for that project.
Vollars can only be earned by participants as they complete predefined outcomes in active projects, ensuring money flows as impact happens.
What makes Vollar exponentially impactful, is that the earned Vollars can only be spent at vetted small businesses in the community. This not only ensures families can buy essential products and services, but they do so in a way that uplifts the local economy.
"When you're surviving you can't dream." - Michael Ketterer
We believe that in order to create sustainable impact, you need to create the grounds for people to once again dream, believe, and hope that they can achieve something more.
Vollar focuses on creating the "fertile soil" for communities to thrive.
To do this, we:
Any time Vollars are earned through our platform, data is captured, allowing our team to do real-time measurement and evaluation.
This process also increases security since we are able to follow up on any suspicious behaviour immediately, preventing mismanagement of funds.
The data captured through this fund will be made publicly available as the funds are deployed, enabling you to track your impact in real-time.
When Vollar launches in a community, we take the following process to identify projects that are relevant to the context:
The Vollar team provides continuous evaluation and remote support, and may do site visits when necessary.
Vollar aims to restrict its physical contact with host communities and, whenever possible, will make use of digital tools for training and support.
We have always believed that impact is most relevant and sustainable when done by the community itself, as locals understand their context far better than we ever could. When locals do the work, they take ownership of the impact, making it last far longer than if an outsider came to do it.
We have always believed in this approach, and besides being more impactful, it also ensures we limit physical contact in order to prevent unnecessarily spreading COVID-19.