UGANDA: New Two-Year Basic Income Pilot Project

Fort Portal Source: Enzinho83, Flickr

Fort Portal CC Enzinho83 (Flickr)

Beginning in January 2017, the non-profit organization Eight will be awarding a basic income to all 50 households in a village in the Fort Portal region of Uganda.

The two-year project will be the basis of a scientific report as well as a documentary film, Village One.

Eight (so-named because 8 euros a week provides a basic income for one adult and two children in Uganda) was founded by Maarten Goethals, who has 14 years experience in development cooperation, and director and filmmaker Steven Janssens.

More information, including a short video introducing the project, is available here.

Eight is also on Facebook and Twitter.


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Kate has worked as a professional student (holding a BS in Mathematics, MS in Statistics, and PhD in Philosophy), and is currently taking a mid-career retirement before continuing to an MA or PhD in Linguistics or Communications. She began selling her labor to the Basic Income movement in 2017, after gaining some recognition for her late 2016 work for BIEN's Basic Income News. She's presently plans to reorient her life around new unpaid and independent BI work and is, as always, open to wherever the venture might lead (the resumption of her studies of argumentation theory and politeness theory can always wait).

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