Basic Income pilot: Quatinga Velho, Brazil - International Basic Income Week
Who or what instigated the Basic Income Startup project? As we assessed the results of the first project, we realized one of the greatest positive impacts was related to it being a guaranteed payment; the certainty that, at the end of every month, that sum of money, even while being a rather small one, could be counted on. When the project halted it became quite clear to us that a fundamental commitment in the social contract between ReCivitas and Quatinga Velho was missing in order for us to be able to call these payments, that project a proper basic income: the basic income payments could never stop! Or, to be exact, they could, but they shoudn't.