GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors like you send money directly to the world’s poorest households. We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice.


“With the first installment, I bought a boat... I straight away started using the boat to buy and sell fish. I make $2-3 per day." Josephine, a recipient living on Lake Kivu in Western Rwanda, has since opened a coffee shop with the fishing profits. "Teach a man to fish," or help them buy a boat?

How much cash GiveDirectly has delivered to people facing poverty in the last decade.
Since inception, we’ve delivered $0.89 per donated dollar directly to recipients.


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