When disaster strikes, getting aid to those who need it, quickly, is a priority. In recent years, Cash and Voucher Assistance (CVA) has increasingly become the chosen method of aid delivery within the humanitarian sector. A CVA program provisions the transfer of cash or vouchers directly to individuals or households within a community to spend at their discretion, rather than giving the money to governments or other state actors.
Disaster aid is broken.
In collaboration with Oxfam and Sempo, I lead ConsenSys’s efforts in piloting the first crypto-backed cash aid program in the world as a Solutions Architect and Senior Consultant. The solution leveraged NFC cards to empower beneficiaries to transact on their own terms with local vendors.
Accelerating humanitarian aid one pilot at a time.
“By using vouchers backed by stablecoins we create something that grows organically. It’s a system that allows us to create a thriving ecosystem of vendors and a community – [a system that] can really take on a life of its own.”Nick WilliamsCo-founder of SEMPO