GiveDirectly is the first — and largest — nonprofit that lets donors like you send money directly to the world’s poorest. We believe people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice.
Extreme poverty (under $1.90/ day) impacts over 8% of the world's population, depriving victims of basic necessities such as food, shelter and water.
GiveDirectly transfers cash to poor households in low-income countries primarily via mobile phone-linked payment services. 88% of every dollar donated goes directly to a program recipient in Kenya, Uganda, Rwanda, Liberia, Malawi, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, or Morocco.
Since 2009, GiveDirectly has delivered over $400 million in cash directly into the hands of over 900,000 families living in poverty.
The World Bank, "Poverty", The World Bank Data Bank (2019).