L20 Afghanistan Pilot

Afghanistan aid 2022

The economic collapse in Afghanistan has left an estimated 82% of families in debt, almost half of the population suffering either level-3 “crisis” or level-4 “emergency” levels of food insecurity and 3.2 million children acutely malnourished.  The culmination of these factors has meant that Afghanistan is descending into the worst humanitarian crisis in the world.

"Almost half of the population are suffering either level-3 “crisis” or level-4 “emergency” levels of food insecurity and 3.2 million children are acutely malnourished."

In July 2022 F4ID teamed up with Save the Children to pilot L20 in Afghanistan and deliver life-saving assistance to over 2000 people.  The safe and secure solution allows humanitarian organisations to work in compliance with sanctions to deliver assistance in a way that preserves the dignity and agency of those registered to the programme.

What is L20 and how does it work?

L20 is F4ID’s first product. It is a digital supply and payment platform, which enables local suppliers and service providers to provide essential goods and services to households in last mile environments.

During the pilot 600 households were registered to L20 and given a biometric QR key which allowed them to purchase baskets of food from their local merchants.  In just 16 hours, 63 tonnes of food were distributed.

The pilot was a success with zero reported incidents and Phase 2 of the programme is planned to take place and reach another 10,000 people.

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63 

tonnes of in-kind assistance distributed

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0

reported incidents

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600

households

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16

hours