In the time when stories of people playing their part of helping poor amid the coronavirus popping up around the world, Vietnam has set a remarkable example of social distancing by introducing ATMs that does not rolls out cash, but rice.
The best part is that RICE is FREE FOR ALL.
Local media reported that the main problem with public aid contributions, however, pickup points tend to attract plenty of people, which in turn increases the risk of COVID-19 exposure.
Thus, a business in Ho Chi Minh City of Vietnam has taken it up a notch and invented a “rice ATM”, allowing locals to help the poor while still practicing social distancing.
A smart-lock company in Vietnam, has made headlines since it installed a device capable of automatically dispensing rice.
The machine, which monitored remotely by the Vietnamese company’s staff 24/7, consists of an active button and a pipe connected to a rice container.
The user simply need to press the button to notify the staff, and 1.5 KG of rice will dispensed through the pipe.
Surprisingly, nobody needs to show personal ID or any proof of need to use the machine that works on a trust system.