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GiveDirectly: cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty.

GiveDirectly: cash transfers to people living in extreme poverty.

"Since 2009, we've delivered $650M+ in cash directly into the hands of over 1.5 million people living in poverty.

We currently have operations in DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Turkey, Uganda, USA, and Yemen," says the web of GiveDirectly, an organization committed to alleviating extreme poverty all over the world.

The organization identifies households living in extreme poverty, often in remote regions, and delivers unconditional cash transfers directly to them. Unlike traditional aid models, GiveDirectly empowers recipients to make their own decisions on how to use the funds, recognizing that they know best what their families need.

You might think that people would spend the money they receive, for example, on alcohol. But that's not the case. The organization conducted its own research, and here's what it showed.

Studies have shown that recipients of cash transfers experience positive outcomes in various aspects of life. For example, a study conducted by researchers at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) found that direct cash transfers led to increased household assets, higher school enrollment rates for children, and improved overall well-being.

GiveDirectly exemplifies the power of direct giving in transforming lives and promoting global societal ideas. Through unconditional cash transfers, the organization empowers individuals to overcome poverty, embracing principles of dignity, equality, and inclusion. Their evidence-based approach ensures that every contribution creates a meaningful impact.

Youtube Credits: GiveDirectly


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