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Our work is made possible by you. Make

Our work is made possible by you. Make

Our work is made possible by you. Make

Our work is made possible by you. Make

Our work is made possible by you.

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

How it works

From you to someone in need. This is solidarity.

Make a difference in under a minute.

100% of individual contributions are paid out to recipients

Flexible payment schedules. Adjust or cancel anytime

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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People from all walks of life contribute.

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

Why Contribute?

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 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.

Our Criteria

Low-Income Country

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)

Low-Income Community

For the selection of recipients, we collaborate with local NGOs who support vulnerable and disadvantaged communities.
Partners: Aurora, Jamil & Nyanga Jaward, Reachout Salone, Equal Rights Alliance, Polio B&S Organisation, Freetown City Council

Age and Gender Parity

Recipients have to be older than 16 years old. We also strive for gender equality among recipients.

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What’s Next

We take things one step at a time.

Social Income’s long-term goal is to create a global system of wealth redistribution for people in need, with the help of contributors from all around the world. Like any ambitious project, it takes time to scale.

March 2020

We started our Pilot Phase and paid out the first installments to a small community in Freetown, Sierra Leone.

September 2021

We started our Development Phase and optimized our payment process.

January 2022

We reached our Public Phase and have since been progressively rolling 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.


Impact Measure­ment

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.

In Progress

Mobile App

We are developing a new mobile app to facilitate the onboarding and manage­ment of recipients with a smartphone.

In Progess