DISTRIBUTION MARKET PLACE
The Distribution Market Place at Nea Kavala Camp was built in partnership with Help Refugees and A Drop In The Ocean, who now manage and run the market. It was built with the hope of providing those living in Nea Kavala Camp with a more dignified means of distribution. Rather than having to rely on prescribed handouts, the market place works on a system of tokens that can be used to shop for the items individuals need or want, restoring a small piece of autonomy that has too often been stripped away.
This 10 x 20m structure houses a daily distribution point for items such as oil, salt & pepper; a small sorting room, in which A Drop In The Ocean volunteers can sort and restock items for the market; as well as a 150m2 market space complete with a private women's area, changing rooms and check-out.
For this build we initially had help from CAPCO Adventure play and were later joined by Cameron Hogg, a carpenter from Bristol, and Anas Hamisha, a Timber Project volunteer from Syria who helped us construct all the tables and shelves for the market and add the finishing touches.
The market has been in operation since November 12th 2016 and after visiting and the feedback from friends at A Drop In The Ocean we are proud and happy to report it has been a huge success!