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Help someone transform their life.
Ndiwo’s parents couldn’t afford to send him to high school. With $197, he was able to re-enroll and buy farm equipment. He’s saving the profits to study engineering at a university.
Help without conditions.
People in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice.
Help that works – and lasts.
There are 300+ studies on cash transfers – making it one of the most-studied aid interventions. Cash has been shown to drive a range of impacts, even 5+ years after a transfer.
Help that is efficient and direct.
Cash has no shipping costs: your donation is delivered directly to a person in poverty via mobile money with support from in-country staff, not subcontractors or middle-men.
Help end extreme poverty.
The resources to close the poverty gap for 659M+ people already exist – they’re just not reaching those in greatest need. Unlike other forms of aid, cash can efficiently scale to reach and transform hundreds of millions of lives.
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How can a refugee change their life?
Half a million refugees have fled insecurity in their home countries to try to build a new life in Kenya. Having left nearly everything behind, many struggle to restart without a big missing piece: money. Watch how cash aid helps them restart…
How AI helped 6x our disaster response speed
When natural disasters hit, the economic impact is immediate for people already living in poverty: wages are interrupted, homes and cars are damaged, spoiled food is thrown out. The sooner affected families receive cash, the sooner they can begin to put their lives back together…
Sharing stories of poverty but not ‘poverty porn’
People in poverty are often documented without their consent. GiveDirectly only documents recipients with their formal consent, or in the case of minors, both their and their parents’ consent. They opt to sign a plain-language form translated into local languages…
More climate funding should go to people in poverty
Today over 90% of money meant to address climate change goes to carbon mitigation efforts with the small remainder going to help poorer countries adapt. More money must go to adaptation, as climate disasters are inevitable and worsening. A vital but often overlooked way to help people in poverty adapt: simply giving them this money…