Send cash directly to people in poverty
The Waking Up Foundation
The Waking Up Foundation supports GiveDirectly, a global nonprofit that lets you give money directly to people living in extreme poverty with no strings attached.
Giving cash recognizes that within a community, every person has different needs and aspirations – from starting a business, to paying for medical care, to buying a secondhand motorbike for transportation, to repairing a home, and so much more. Cash enables those in need to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives.
Hundreds of independent studies show that cash transfers can help drive a range of positive impacts through increased earnings, access to education, health improvements, and much more.
For people living on a dollar or two per day, receiving cash can be life-changing. It enables families to cover their needs and invest how they choose, instead of aid organizations deciding for them.