The CHERR.IO TOURHOS project focuses mainly on tackling hunger and reducing inequality, namely UN Sustainable Development Goal 2, i.e. Zero Hunger, and Goal 10, i.e. Reduced Inequalities. The project aims to establish an ecosystem of donations, as well as to create an offer of quality hot meals for those who cannot afford it on a daily basis. Moreover, it is observed that people in need are often placed on the margins of society, and very few mechanisms exist to make them feel accepted as equal members of society. Therefore, the purpose of the project is also that aid recipients, in our case the final recipients of donations, could choose hot meals in regular restaurants that will be a part of the CHERR.IO ecosystem, and not only in the restaurants for the poor or homeless. This places this population back in normal society and among other CHERR.IO TOURHOS ecosystem restaurant guests. Eligibility for social assistance of final beneficiaries (poor individuals or families) will be verified and confirmed by NGOs, which will be able to choose the final beneficiaries independently. Thus, several agents (donator/tourist, travel agency, NGO, restaurant, final recipient of a hot meal) are involved in the process “from donation to recipients of hot meals”, and CHERR.IO TOURHOS must ensure privacy, security, interoperability, transparency, portability of data and services, as well as compliance with legislation in this process.
Our goal is to make this technology available to all charitable organizations by creating an universal platform that will improve and expand the existing fundraising processes, increase transparency and reinforce the trust that the people have in charitable organizations.