First cards issued
Last week, mayor Streng and his team handed out the first debit cards at the town hall in Medemblik. Refugees can use these cards to make their own electronic payments. Living allowances are deposited on the card per family every week. This allows refugees to pay for food, drinks and clothes independently.
Patrick Jousma and Thomas van der Hoek from SimpledCard supported the municipality in setting up the card system. “It is really heartwarming to see how employees of the municipality and many volunteers are committed to helping this new group of refugees,” said Thomas.