We believe that all habitants of the planet deserve to have a basic nourishment to live and that its logical to start with people who live in poverty.
We created a social startup that associates private parties so that they contribute money monthly and we distribute it to people living in poverty.
We transfer money to people who live in poverty directly and constantly, without conditions.
“Only by investing 1% of their GDP, the United States could lift its entire population out of poverty”
Rutger Bregman. TED Talk 2017
“The money from the 1% Club has been a huge relief, not only to grant transportation to my husband’s medical appointments and treatments. I have been able to start a business to sale sweets from my house, which makes me feel that I am using my time better, that I lead a more productive life and with more courage to continue taking care of my husband.
WHAT DO WE DO
Real social investment
We implemented the transfer of COP $300.000 per month for basic income to people living in poverty.
You receive monthly reports with the impact that money generates on their behavior and lives, thanks to the follow up interviews we carry out every two weeks.
SOLUTION / Stage 1
It’s time to transform philanthropy
Overcoming the cycle of poverty requires determination. Much more than a spontaneous help or a good intention. Giving directly and consistently is a fast, efficient, proven, and empowering way to do it.
We started the monthly basic income transfers of COP $300.000 in July 2020
What we have achieved
A small group of friends started this social project at the beginning of the corona virus pandemic to deliver basic monthly income, without restrictions. Today the project has 35 beneficiaries, 1 member foundation and 195 members.
We dream of becoming a club with 1 million members to lift more than 100.000 people out of poverty in Colombia.
Since the beginning, we have given $ 85 for every $100 donated directly to beneficiaries.
We have delivered 100% of the transfers on time since the start of operations in July 2020.
We collect information directly from each of the beneficiaries.
How do we measure the impact?
We partner up with EAFIT’s master’s degree in Social Business Management for Social Innovation and Local Development to gather information on the impact generated by the monthly, constant and unconditional basic income.
We have the accompaniment of Beatriz Londoño Foundation psychologists who are in charge of conducting a fortnightly interview with each of the beneficiaries. A depth interview of 1 hour and a follow-up of 15 minutes.
We put our experience in private companies at the service of this social purpose. Our team combines capabilities in entrepreneurship, management, finance, marketing, technology, and human sciences.
Beatriz Londoño Foundation
Beatriz Londoño Foundation
Master’s Degree Student Social Management EAFIT
Director Caramelo Scarce
Co-founder JCR Energy
Co-founder YEAH! Videomarketing
Basic income easily explained
Universal Basic Income
Poverty isn’t a lack of character; it’s a lack of cash
Rutger Bregman, Ted Talk 2017
Utopia for realists
An agile essay to reflect on the type of society we live in and how to solve the great paradox of our time: that in the era of abundance, millions of people suffer from scarcity.