Who can shop?

To prevent hoarding or selling-on of goods, we have set up certain shopping restrictions. Thus, our clients can shop a maximum of three times a week in our stores and must keep the value of their purchases below a certain level/and are only permitted to spend up to a certain amount each visit. Because of the dramatically low prices in our stores, clients can usually fill up an entire shopping basket during each visit.

The monthly income per person should not exceed 500 lei. Special hardships such as unemployment, disease, and other disabilities are also taken into consideration. Bucharest Sector 1 Office for Social Care and Child Protection and Caritas Satu Mare select the families eligible to shop at SOMARO. The families are obliged to provide proof of their situation and only then are they able to receive a customer’s entry pass; their status is then closely monitored.