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If we want to eradicate poverty by 2030 we need radical and evidence based recipes. Giving money to people in extreme poverty without asking anything in return is such a radical and counter-intuitive idea that has proven impact.

EIGHT showed in a pilot project from January 2017 tot January 2019 that it’s possible to give cash directly to people in extreme poverty without large institutions or million dollar budgets. Basic cell phones, mobile money and the support of a small but convinced base of entrepreneurs and effective altruists did the trick.

We are ready to scale up to larger interventions and start a wave of meaningful change. With a larger scale we generate more impact and this will allow us to do more research about the sustainability of the results 

Join us for more impact!

EFFECTS

preliminary results pilot project after one year

01

EDUCATION

School attendance raised from 50% to 94,7%

02

HEALTH

More food, a more diverse diet and less doctor visits

03

BUSINESS

10x more businesses
(from 2 to 20 businesses)

04

HAPPINESS

Raised life satisfaction with 80% of the people

High Efficiency

How do we spend your money?

90%

- Unconditional Cash Transfers
- Basic mobile phones
- Transaction & banking costs
- Registration beneficiaries

10%

- Operational costs
- Research costs
- Website & communication
- Fundraising

You are good!

8 monthly
  • Make a monthly standing order for 8€ and give a monthly unconditional cash   transfer to one child                                                         
  • NAME: Eight vzw
  • IBAN: BE53 5230 8076 9753
  • SWIFT/BIC: TRIOBEBB

  • with tax certificate in Belgium

You are wonderful!

32 monthly
  • Make a monthly standing order for 32€ and give a monthly unconditional cash transfer to one adult      and two children           
  • NAME: Eight vzw
  • IBAN: BE53 5230 8076 9753
  • SWIFT/BIC: TRIOBEBB

  • with tax certificate in Belgium

You are the best!

64 monthly
  • Make a monthly standing order for 64€ and give a monthly unconditional cash transfer to a family of two adults and four children
  • NAME: Eight vzw
  • IBAN: BE53 5230 8076 9753
  • SWIFT/BIC: TRIOBEBB

  • with tax certificate in Belgium 

Donate Now

X gift
  • Make a transaction  and contribute to a new and efficient way of development aid via   unconditional cash                   transfers                            
  • NAME: Eight vzw
  • IBAN: BE53 5230 8076 9753
  • SWIFT/BIC: TRIOBEBB

  • with tax certificate in Belgium (from 40€)

VISION

Our past steps and the future 

1

2015-2016

Eight is founded by Maarten Goethals and Steven Janssens.
Project development and fundraising pilot project.

2

2017-2019

Execution pilot project in Busibi, Uganda.
Surveys by IOB.
Filming Village One (expected early 2020)

3

2019

Development Scale-up to ten villages (x10).
Fundraising and spread the word.

4

2020-2022

Execution scale-up uconditional cash to ten villages.
Surveys by IOB.
Annual movie report by 2Skin Films.

5

Future (from 2020 on)

Large scale unconditional cash to different villages around the world

CRAZY MONEY

Let’s grant the inhabitants of an African village a basic income and see what happens: what is the price of unconditional cash?

The stories in “Crazy Money” are showing us the price of free money. A non-manipulated reality show with real people. Pure, Undilated and honest.

Feature film expected in Spring 2020.

OUR STRUCTURAL PARTNERS

Contact us if you are also interested in becoming a structural partner

Are you a company?

Contact us via maarten@eight.world to find out more


"We can afford to give the people in Africa a dividend from the welfare that was built on the combination of our technologies and their natural wealth. Kind of a fairness dividend."