The Wants Map is a five-year-old web site that goals to deliver collectively these in want with those that may also help. With the current monetary and infrastructural assist of Mastercard Turkey, they’re setting out on an bold mission.
Ihtiyac Haritasi, ‘the Needs Map’ in English, is a web site that goals to deliver collectively folks in want with individuals who may also help to reply these wants. As a result of all requests and provides undergo the directors of the web site, it’s a extra reliable course of than merely making a gift of items or cash to random strangers on the web. As soon as the particular person in want publishes his want on-line after admin approval, he can apply for supporters’ provides.
Fee applied sciences chief Mastercard and the Wants Map have united to help growing wants and to revive the native economic system, help small companies and to fulfil the wants of those that have sought assistance on the Wants Map web site. The mission covers 20 cities and has acquired a 1.5 million TL ($188,118) funding from Mastercard. Each events emphasise that they plan on persevering with this mission sooner or later.
The Wants Map, now 5 years outdated, was first introduced on October 7, 2015 in the course of the UNDP (Eurasia and CIS Regional workplace) Social Good Summit and brings collectively these in want with supporters on an internet platform. The social mission means something will be requested – from kibble for road animals to high school supplies and even volunteers for a social mission. The platform doesn’t settle for requests for cash and doesn’t publish them. The principle web page shows a map with completely different cities’ wants. As a result of the Wants Map is on-line, it might probably attain any metropolis, any residence and any particular person with web entry.
Mastercard and the Wants Map’s ‘Hand to Hand Support Movement’ has arrange a social market the place these in want can procure their wants from native small enterprise house owners. With all of the groundwork full, as of November 27, 2020 native companies will start a brand new manner of doing enterprise through the ‘Hand to Hand Support Movement’ platform.
The mission will begin in ten cities in its first stage, together with Istanbul, Ankara, Izmir, Eskisehir, Gaziantep, Adana, Mersin, Trabzon, Elazig and Denizli. It should finally unfold to 20 cities within the subsequent stage, with the intention of finally reaching all 81 cities of Turkey. The mission plans to produce native wants from native institutions and to help the native economic system whereas serving to native small enterprise house owners to digitise and e-trade to flourish.
Mastercard Turkey General Supervisor Yigit Caglayan says Mastercard’s precedence is to maintain all institutions working no matter scale or sector; to maintain their actions going with out interruption.
“As an organization, we’ve all the time been engaged on having the digital economic system work for everybody in every single place. The Mastercard Middle for Inclusive Progress, established in 2018, in its Covid-19 help programme, has put aside a sum of 1.5 million TL, to help people in want and native institutions, for a social cooperative for the primary time in Turkey.”
Caglayan says that the mission foresees people adversely affected from Covid-19 obtain meals, hygiene merchandise and different fundamental wants through the ‘Hand to Hand Movement’ member native institutions.
“We have completed the infrastructure work on local small business owners to go digital and for e-trade to flourish. There are about 7,000 food and hygiene packages and 20 cities involved in this project,” including that, “We plan to create a sustainable economy by covering for the needs of economically fragile individuals with stakeholders in the local economy.”
Saying he’s completely happy that the Mastercard funds geared in direction of social duty are serving to these in want whereas supporting the actors of the native economic system, the Wants Map co-founder Mert Firat feedback “Because the Wants Map, we’ve acted with the intention of transferring the funds to the fitting sources, quick and effectively, whereas aiming to assist native institutions of their comeback. Mastercard and the Wants Map has created a system the place people in want may supply their wants from native distributors and we’ve made analyses from each metropolis to succeed in correct information.”
Nermin Ozturk and her husband Iskender are the house owners of Kosem Gida in Kucukesat, Ankara. “With the referral of Cankaya Municipality, the Needs Map people contacted us. Then they came to visit us. They told us about the project in which they would buy food and hygiene products from local businesses and hand over to those in need,” they are saying.
“We had struggled, as well as many people we knew. So when we heard about such a project we were happy and we wanted to be part of it,” they added. “During the visit of the Needs Map crew, we shared all the necessary documents, took photographs, filled out the registration form together and learned how to use the system.”
Supply: TRT World