Eight is a Belgian non-profit organization that uses unconditional cash transfers to help people in Uganda out of extreme poverty. For 2 years they give a basic income to all inhabitants of a village, without asking anything in return.
Despite its scientifically proven effectiveness, this unconventional form of development aid raises many questions. We developed an educational game that will help Eight’s founders facilitate the discussion of unconditional cash transfers and encourage other organizations to follow the magnificent example of Eight.
We want to innovate the sector of development aid
– Maarten Goethals, Co-founder @ Eight
The more points a player scores, the more “drivers of change” she/he collects. But that’s not the ultimate goal of the game. Getting to know the stories of the residents of Busibi gives them a new boost in confidence in the target group of their own projects. And by seeing the impact on the 4 “drivers of change” they gain new insights that can be applied to their own projects and organization.