1. Target

We first locate extremely poor communities using publicly available data. We then send field staff door-to-door to digitally collect data on poverty and enroll recipients. We typically target those living in homes made out of organic materials, and are also assessing alternative poverty targeting methods.

2. Audit

We use a set of independent checks to verify that recipients are eligible and did not pay bribes, such as physical back-checks, image verification, phone checks, and data consistency checks. For example, we use GPS coordinates, satellite imagery, and crowdsourced labor to detect irregularities.

3. Transfer

We transfer recipient households roughly $1,000, or around one year's budget for a typical household. We use electronic payment systems; typically, recipients receive an SMS alert and then collect cash from a mobile money agent in their village or nearest town.

4. Monitor

We call each recipient to verify receipt of funds, flag issues, and assess our own customer service. We also staff a hotline for inbound calls.