Rahat is an open-source blockchain-based Cash and Voucher Assistance platform to support vulnerable communities.Rahat manages and monitors the flow of transactions in token distribution projects maintaining end-to-end transparency for humanitarian agencies who need a transparent, efficient, and cheaper way to distribute cash or goods in emergency response.
When disasters strike, getting aid to those who need it, quickly, is vital but with 2 billion unbanked population in the world, reaching the most vulnerable becomes the most challenging. In recent years, Cash Voucher Assistance (CVA) has become the best chosen method for aid delivery within the humanitarian sector. But, the prevalent cash or aid distribution model can be expensive, inefficient, insecure and opaque; often a long process which creates decreased accountability and higher potential for mismanagement and fraud. Moreover, it is very difficult to manage information on benefits needed and delivered during these relief efforts. Thus, the agencies involved in relief distribution face numerous challenges and there is intense pressure on their resources and capacities during a crisis.