Social Aid Market (People’s Market)
Belediye : Eskişehir Odunpazarı Municipality
Belediye Statüsü : District Municipality (in the municipality borders)
To fight poverty and secure the honorable delivery of the social aids to the needed
Inside the Eskişehir Odunpazarı Municipality borders.
1) The disadvantaged people in Odunpazarı 2) The business enterprises and donors supporting this project.
The Municipality had a special software developed for this project. We gathered a list of the citizens in need and delivered them a debit card called “Halk Kart” (People’s Card). The transfer some credits in these cards so that the citizens can shop from Halk Markets (People’s Market). The shopping carts in this market are designed just like the other carts, without any sign specifying the project. The citizens pick whatever they need from the market and pay with the People’s Card, place the items in the markless shopping bags. Twice a year, an extra credit is transferred to the cards as clothing support. We proved that it is possible to help people without insulting their feelings.