Powering the future of aid delivery with a first-of-its-kind blockchain solution delivering instant and transparent digital aid at scale.
Scaling Digital Aid Delivery
Cash-based interventions serve as a lifeline to millions worldwide in support of basic needs. Stellar Aid Assist leverages the power of the Stellar network and the broader Stellar ecosystem to get money into the hands of those who need it, quickly and at low cost. Easily disburse bulk payments to thousands of recipients in a single batch to ensure organizations can maintain their response readiness in moments of crisis.
A Step-By-Step Process
Leverage digital stablecoins or issue your own assets.
Distribute funds to approved recipients.
Recipients receive funds instantly in digital wallets.
Recipients can cash out funds as needed.
Recipients have local currency to spend.
Stellar Aid Assist is powered by the Stellar Disbursement Platform, an open-source bulk payment solution available anywhere with an internet connection.
Organizations can review eligibility and then upload recipient information to the Platform and seamlessly initiate a disbursement in seconds.
Who's On Board
Meet the Partners
UNHCR launched the first-of-its-kind integrated blockchain payment solution powered by the Stellar network to distribute cash assistance with speed, agility, and accountability in Ukraine.
Stellar For Everyone
It’s all built on the Stellar network: a proven, decentralized, and open network for moving money anywhere in the world.
Deliver aid instantly en-masse over Stellar, an efficient and low cost network.
Blockchain technology provides traceability of funds to ensure aid goes to those who need it.
Recipients just need a mobile phone, no bank account needed.
Tap into an expansive geographic reach with cash-out locations in over 185 countries.
Leverage stablecoins to offer a stable store of value to recipients.
Deliver aid sustainably and at low cost using the Stellar network.
Blockchain cash disbursements enable organizations to distribute cash assistance directly to individual recipients within minutes at a low-cost. Aid Assist offers real-time bulk disbursements from the Stellar Development Platform (SDP) that can be easily monitored, reducing processing costs and improving operational efficiencies.
Blockchain aid disbursements place cash assistance directly in the hands of individual recipients without requiring a bank account or card solution. Aid Assist enables funds to be disbursed to a digital wallet in a hard currency stablecoin that protects the cash value of funds until a recipient chooses to access cash in local currency either in partial increments or full cash out. Whenever cash is needed, recipients can cash out at access points across the globe, including MoneyGram’s global network of retail locations.
No. Recipients currently do not pay any fees to use the system, access funds, or receive physical cash at MoneyGram. Globally, most aid models are structured in a way that recipients do not incur fees to receive aid. SAA was designed to support this principle. However, the Stellar Development Foundation, which developed SAA, does not have any control over the fees charged by independent organizations participating in SAA flows. In the event an organization wanted to charge fees for facilitating a service like physical cash withdrawals, the organization should work directly with the aid agency to ensure fees are covered by the aid agency.
Organizations can verify eligibility, initiate individual and bulk payments, and disburse funds directly to individual recipients. Finance and program managers can set instructions and review details such as asset type, geography and payment status directly from a user-friendly interface. All transactions are tracked in real-time on the Platform dashboard.
Explore how organizations have implemented Stellar Aid Assist, read more about the benefits of blockchain aid disbursements, and learn more about ongoing cash assistance delivery across the globe. View the resources below to learn more.
Explore how the UNHCR leveraged Stellar Aid Assist to respond to the crisis in Ukraine.
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Learn more about distributing humanitarian aid on the Stellar network with blockchain disbursements.
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December’s launch of Stellar Aid Assist, a new aid disbursement system that is being used in pilot programs by the United Nations High Commissioner…
Leveraging blockchain technology, aid delivery is underway across the globe backed by the work of humanitarian and refugee organizations.