Spotlight on nominee GiveDirectly

Nominee GiveDirectly

Next in our series of posts about new Charitocracy nominees, we have nominee GiveDirectly, nominated by donor zardoz. They specialize in digital cash transfers, letting donors like you send money directly to the world’s poorest households. You can find their web site here.

A few words on Charitocracy

Firstly, for newcomers: here's how it works. Donors pool their monthly contributions, as little as $1. The cause with the most votes each month wins the pot. No matter how much or how little you contribute, each donor at Charitocracy gets one vote. This is where charity meets democracy. So please share this post (see social sharing icons at top of post) and ask your friends to join us and vote! That's how we spread the word and, as a result, grow the monthly pot. The bigger the pot, the bigger our positive impact on the world!

About nominee GiveDirectly

Send money directly to people living in poverty

We can end poverty in our lifetime. Direct giving is an efficient, proven, and empowering way to help.

We’ve delivered $500M+ in the last decade

GiveDirectly is the leading global NGO specialized in delivering digital cash transfers. We’ve worked in challenging contexts across 9 countries, from Houston after Harvey to the most remote parts of Uganda, and launched 15 experimental evaluations (RCTs) with independent researchers documenting the impacts on recipients and on the local economy.

We have a proven track record of performance in the field

89% efficiency: Since inception, we’ve delivered $0.89 per donated dollar directly to recipients.

92% on-time: We delivered 92% of initial transfers on time in 2021.

99% follow-up: We gathered feedback directly from almost every recipient in 2021.

So please visit the page of nominee GiveDirectly to vote for, like, or discuss this cause! And check out this message from Rwandan farmers Uwamariya & Iyamuremye reacting to news of cash coming to their village.