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Social Income is a new way to fight poverty in the Global South by creating real change, from human to human.

 
The Idea

How can we address inequality? Ourselves.

Social Income is an initiative in solidarity that aims to connect people across the world through small, impactful donations.

If you think about it, we already have everything we need to offset inequality: those who can help and those who can use it. All we need to do now is bring them together.

That’s where Social Income comes in ― to carry out a direct redistribution of wealth based on solidarity and enabled by technology.

Social Income won’t end structural inequality once and for all. But it will build a foundation for real change, helping those in need and giving everyone a chance to contribute to a fairer future.

By asking for a modest contribution of 1%, we make it possible for people from all walks of life to participate.

 
How It Works

From you to someone in need. This is solidarity.

Make a difference in under a minute.

Flexible payment schedules
(monthly, quarterly, yearly)

Adjust or cancel anytime

Funds deposited via PostFinance, a secure, government-owned Swiss bank

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.

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Who Gets It?

We work where we can make an impact. Sierra Leone.

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: USD 45 per month
World Bank, 2018 (GDP nominal per capita)

As of March 2020, recipients each get USD 30 per month, guaranteed for three years.

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What’s Next

We’ll take things one step at a time.

Social Income’s long-term goal is to create a system of wealth redistribution for people in need everywhere, paid for by volunteer contributors from across the world. Like any project of this scale, it’ll take time to build.

March 2020

As of March 2020, we’re in our Pilot Phase, which pays out Social Income to a small community in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

September 2020

Starting in September 2020, we’ll enter our Development Phase, working with more contributors to reach a larger number of people in need.

February 2021

By 2021, we’ll reach our Public phase, in which we’ll progressively roll out Social income to recipients and contributors on a larger scale.

Upcoming Features

Account Management

Contributors will be able to make adjustments to their payment plans online.

In Development

Impact Measurement

We’ll be establishing a method and a set of qualitative and quantitative criteria to measure the project’s impact by.

Expertise Needed

Savings Plan

Recipients will have the option to save the Social Income they receive instead of getting cash.

Slated for March 2021