In 2011 while working with poor and homeless men in Pretoria I, Kyle Ueckermann, met a Zimbabwean refugee called Maurice.
As our friendship grew, Maurice opened up to me about the difficulties he faced. No money, no work and no passport meant every day was a fight for survival.
I listened to Maurice share the hopelessness of his situation and realized that I was completely unequipped to make any long term difference in the life of my friend.
Maurice & I in 2011.
My experience with Maurice led me to make a personal promise... to find a way to help everything that he represented.
Seven years later, after gaining experience in software development and cofounding a technology company, March 2018 saw Vollar come to life. Through Vollar we are developing a new currency that not only empowers community upliftment but creates opportunities for work and skills development, targeting those needing them most.
Together we can build a future where no one needs to be homeless or hungry, where the streets are clean and communities are safe.