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SOLIDARY GIFT / Social support system



A large part of the population in the world faces situations of social vulnerability. Nearly half a billion people live below the poverty line, in situations that prevent them from enjoying such basic rights as eating, enjoying a peaceful night's sleep or a simple bath. As a result, we propose a support system based on solidarity. The SOLIDARY GIFT is a form of collaboration in which you pay for a service (a full meal, one night in a hotel, a purchase at the supermarket) by buying a card and giving it to someone in need. This is a simple way to collaborate without involving money directly.

A simple idea that addresses a real problem, that is good design.
We are honored to be awarded (within the topic Public Value, Life & Humanity - Living Together) by one of the most important international prizes, the iF DESIGN TALENT AWARD. Being recognized fills us with pride and joy. We thank the jury and iF organization, as well as all the people who helped us. Thank you!
Winner Statement

Universidade Estadual do Maranhão

Universidade Estadual do Maranhão
São Luís, Brazil

Roseane Caldas Souza,
Universidade Estadual do Maranhão

Luis Marcos Araujo Costa,
Universidade Estadual do Maranhão

Mariana Rios da Silva,
Universidade Estadual do Maranhão