An effective way of helping someone in extreme poverty is to simply give them money. Not a loan, but cash without conditions. It enables families to buy what they need and have a consistent source of income, allowing them to invest in themselves and their children. Unlike giving, say, livestock or trainings, giving money recognizes that within a community, every person has different needs.
GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest, no strings attached. In the last decade, GiveDirectly has delivered $580M+ to over 1.37 million people across eleven countries. We currently have operations in DRC, Kenya, Liberia, Malawi, Mozambique, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Uganda, USA, & Yemen. Visit givedirectly.org and vote at projectforawesome.com.