From you to someone in need. This is solidarity.
Made possible by the rise of mobile banking in Africa.
Social Income payments are sent directly to recipients’ mobile phones.
The amount disbursed is determined by the average salary where recipients live.
To be effective, it corresponds to at least 30% of typical monthly wages in the location where it is sent.
One goal. Greater social justice.
Our contributors want to help people for a variety of reasons. Here are just a few driving forces behind the humanitarians who contribute their 1% to Social Income:
We are living in a world of opportunities, let's make sure we share this privilege with everyone else.
It’s a great example of redistribution of wealth based on solidarity and enabled by today's technology.
I contribute to Social Income not only because it's simple, but because research has shown it's extremely effective.
The question is not why to get involved, but how to possibly abide not doing so. Social Income is an urgent necessity in contemporary society.
Today's global inequality is the consequence of centuries of unequal progress. Social Income is a new way to address this.
We work where we can make an impact. Sierra Leone.
As of March 2020, recipients in Sierra Leone each get USD 30 per month, guaranteed for three years.
We've started helping recipients in Sierra Leone, one of the poorest countries on Earth. There, a small donation can go a long way.
Average income in Sierra Leone is USD 45 per month World Bank, 2018 (GDP nominal per capita)
Age and Gender Parity
Recipients have to be older than 16 years old. We also strive for gender equality among recipients.
I use my monthly Social Income to invest in my small business and pay for lunch for my kids at school. It makes me so happy I could cry!
I use Social Income to help manage my finances. With the first payment I received, I was able to buy new crutches that I’ve used ever since.
Social Income made it possible for me to buy school supplies and send my child to school. Thank you for everything you’ve done to help!
I crush stones into gravel for a living. This is hard work with a salary that doesn’t make it easy to raise four children with. I just want to say thank you for the monthly support.
Social Income helps both me and my entire family.
Social Income has helped me immensely. It serves as an extra source of strength to draw from in our everyday lives. It feels amazing to have people support and believe in your dreams.
We started our Pilot Phase and paid out the first installments to a small community in Freetown, Sierra Leone.
We started our Development Phase and optimized our payment process.
We reached our Public Phase and have since been progressively rolling out Social Income to recipients and contributors on a larger scale.
Contributors will be able to make adjustments to their payment plans online.
We have established a method and a set of qualitative and quantitative criteria to measure the project’s impact. We are now collecting essential data and refining our method with the help of our recipients.
We are developing a new mobile app to facilitate the onboarding and management of recipients with a smartphone.