Daily Stoic Fundraiser
Lift Rwandan Families out of Extreme Poverty
Thanks to your incredible generosity, all 86 families in Nyundo village have now received cash.
Watch how your donations have helped transform the village:
But there’s plenty more need – giving directly through this page helps deliver life-changing funds to more people in poverty.
Let’s send $1,100 to lift families in Nyundo village out of extreme poverty.
We can put life-changing funds in the hands of all 86 families living in Nyundo village, which is in one of the most remote and poorest regions in Rwanda. Each family will receive ~$1,100 via digital transfer to spend and invest on what they need most through GiveDirectly’s poverty relief program.
Last year, we came together to help transform the lives of families in Gitarama, Rwanda. This year, our donations will be delivered directly to residents in nearby Nyundo, most of whom live on less than $1/day and currently have to choose between:
- Food, which is typically limited to potatoes, carrots, and corn as residents can’t afford meat
- School, due to ~$5 semester fees that most parents struggle to cover for their children
- Medical care, which is a regular challenge for older residents despite clinics nearby
- Safe housing, given recent heavy rains that have damaged families’ homes
Here’s a typical, one-room house for a family of 4 in Nyundo.
Nearly everyone in Nyundo is born into extreme poverty but unable to afford a path to escape. With cash, these families can transform their lives through investments in:
- Farming, which today is mostly limited to subsistence crops to help families survive
- Livestock, which can improve families’ nutrition (milk, eggs, meat), fertilize crops, and generate income
- Education, so children can access better job opportunities by learning to read and write
- And much more, because families in need know what they need
Giving cash works because it gives families the agency to meet their individual needs and decide how to build their own futures. Hundreds of academic studies show families use cash to increase earnings, health, education, and much more.
Together, we can give Nyundo residents the boost they need to escape extreme poverty.
Frequently Asked Questions
+What if we raise more or less than the fundraising goal?
Any excess funds will help us deliver cash to more people in Nyundo, with the goal of reaching all 86 families in the village with ~$109,000 total. If we don’t reach the fundraising goal, GiveDirectly will reallocate internal funds to ensure these families receive funds. No matter what, your donations will end up in the hands of families in extreme poverty.
+How does the match work?
All donations will be matched (1:1, or 2X) until the campaign ends or $20K in match funds is used. Any match funds not used will “expire” and not be delivered to recipients.
+How much of my donation will families receive?
We expect that 85 cents of every dollar will be delivered directly to Nyundo residents. The other costs of delivering transfers are those required to deliver the funds themselves, prevent fraud, and provide customer service to recipients via staff in Rwanda.
+What is GiveDirectly?
GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest, no strings attached. In the last decade, they’ve delivered cash to 1.5 million people across 15 countries.
+Is my donation tax-deductible?
Yes, donations are tax-deductible in the United States. We accept all major credit and debit cards, PayPal, checks, wires, stocks, cryptocurrencies, and more.
If you’re giving outside the U.S., you can still give to this campaign but your gift may not be tax-deductible. You can donate via our international partners to claim tax benefits, but due to partner processing delays those donations may not come in before the campaign ends.
Reach out to us at [email protected] with any questions or for more information on ways to give.