In wealthy Dubai, poor get free bread from machines – Times of India
With the cost of living surging, free hot bread distribution for the poor has been introduced in Dubai, a rich Gulf emirate where millionaires rub shoulders with hard-working migrants.
Ten vending machines were installed last week in supermarkets, with a computer touch screen allowing people to select different types: loaves for sandwiches, pitta bread or flat Indian-style chapatis.
The machine has a credit card reader — for donations not payment.
Like millions of Asian migrants, he dreamt of making a fortune in the United Arab Emirates.
He headed for Dubai, a city that has earned a reputation for conspicuous consumption and excess.
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