Misereor is a relief organization that has been battling against poverty and disadvantage for over half a century. One thing they’ve found in their decades of operation is that even the smallest donation can make a big difference. So, they’ve come up with a simple solution to generate more donations: The Social Swipe. The Social Swipe is a wonderful combination of current technologies; a complex card verification system and a digital poster. The result? The world’s first poster that accepts credit card payments. You simply swipe your card down the centre of the poster to make a simple, once off donation of 2 Euros. When a card is swiped, a secure process quickly authenticates your card before playing a short film on screen that represents the symbolic result of your donation. The posters have a longer lasting effect too; once donors receive their credit card statement they are provided with the option of making their donation a regular, ongoing payment.
Donations can help feed a family, help imprisoned children and a range of other self-help initiatives that benefit the third world.