The Makkie makes sense not only for individuals, but for local businesses too.
Remy Staring is the manager of the Albert Heijn supermarket on Celebesstraat, part of Amsterdam’s Indian neighbourhood.
About his business, Remy says that “the Albert Heijn supermarket likes to be involved with the community. Using the Makkie, we can offer local people a discount on their basic groceries. Having our own local currency makes it easy to help people in this way – and we as a business earn something too”.