As social distancing measures continue across the world, ordinary citizens are coming up with extraordinary ways to help the most affected. A businessman in Vietnam has created a automatic rice dispensing machine to provide free rice to people who are out of work.
The machine distributes a 1.5kg bagful of rice from a small silo to waiting workers, many of whom are street sellers or people who earned a living from cash-in-hand jobs like housekeeping or selling lottery tickets.
Hoang Tuan Anh, the businessman behind the idea, had initially donated a batch of smart doorbells to hospitals in Ho Chi Minh City before turning his technological expertise to food distribution.
The idea behind the design was to make sure that the most vulnerable people in the community felt that they always had access to some food source.
Photo: Reuters / Yen Duong
Via - The Jakarta Post