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We wanted to help. We found a way to do it. Social Income was born.

Our Mission

Fighting global poverty with the help of everyday people.

Many people in wealthier countries are committed to addressing inequality, though they don’t always know how or where to start.

The widespread use of mobile phone-based money transfer services in developing countries has also made it easier than ever to send money directly to people in need at almost no cost.

Social Income wants to harness this potential by combining two approaches to wealth redistribution. The first is Universal Basic Income, which is a promising path to building a more equal and inclusive society.

The second is direct cash transfers to people living in poverty. Not only has research shown that those who receive direct aid greatly benefit from the money, it’s also shown that they use it locally, responsibly, and successfully.

Sending regular, long-term cash contributions to people in need can have a big impact on reducing poverty. And we think it can be done from person to person, without relying on government improvements to social infrastructure, which is mostly non-existent in the world’s poorest countries.

By directly sending cash to recipients, Social Income also circumvents the administrative costs that are unfortunately hard to avoid for NGOs.

Our Contributors

People from all walks of life contribute.

We receive, amongst others, regular individual contributions from employees at the following organisations and companies:


One goal. Greater social justice.

Our contributors are driven to help people for a variety of personal reasons. Here are just a few driving forces behind the humanitarians who contribute their 1% to Social Income.

Our Team

We're making Social Income a reality.

Board of Association

Kabelo Ruffo Portrait
Co-President Kabelo Ruffo
Simone Huser Portrait
Co-President Simone Huser
Anvita Pandey Portrait
Board Member Anvita Pandey
Flavien Meyer Portrait
Board Member Flavien Meyer
Marion Quartier Portrait
Board Member Marion Quartier


Mabel Turay Portrait
Sierra Leone Finance Manager
Sierra Leone
Mabel Turay
Alusine Kamara Portrait
Local Advocate Alusine Kamara
Dominique Fofanah Portrait
Local Advocate Dominique Fofanah
Juan Morales Portrait
Backend Developer Juan Morales
Morrison Jusu Portrait
Local Advocate Morrison Jusu
Onikeh Randall Portrait
Local Advocate Onikeh Randall
Sandino Scheidegger Portrait
Founder Sandino Scheidegger
Sheka Kallon Portrait
Local Advocate Sheka Kallon
Riccardo Tamburini Portrait
Communication Riccardo Tamburini
Kerrin Dieckmann Portrait
Financial Officer Kerrin Dieckmann
René Stalder Portrait
Frontend Developer René Stalder
Ajla Murati Portrait
Operations Ajla Murati
Simon Bühler Portrait
Public Relations Simon Bühler
Carlos Badilla Portrait
Impact Measurement Carlos Badilla
Sarah Mekni Portrait
Sarah Mekni
Lorenzo Garovi Portrait
Strategy Lorenzo Garovi
Sarvesh Dwivedi Portrait
Backend Developer Sarvesh Dwivedi
Anna-Lina Müller Portrait
Science Anna-Lina Müller
Mariatu Haja Sesay Portrait
Operation Sierra Leone Mariatu Haja Sesay
Mariatu Haja Sesay Portrait
App Development Patrik Sopran

We're a Swiss non-profit organization.

Social Income was founded as a non-profit organization in Zurich, Switzerland. An independent board provides oversight for the organization.

Legal Status

Non-profit organization
founded under Swiss
law in 2019 with tax exempt status.

Non-profit organization
founded under Swiss
law in 2019 with tax exempt status.

UID: CHE-289.611.695
DUNS: 48-045-6376

UID: CHE-289.611.695
DUNS: 48-045-6376

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Sandino Scheidegger