For this Giving Season, I invite you to join me in donating to some amazingly cost-effective charities serving people living in extreme poverty. I've selected a split between:
The end of the year feels like a great time to reflect on how much we can help others with the resources available to us. Please reach out to me if you donate to this fundraiser so that I can thank you personally.
Evan works at Open Philanthropy and previously worked at One for the World. Evan studied Economics and Political Science at Villanova University. That's where he read "Rich and poor" by Peter Singer which kind of rocked his world. (Double brownie points if you donate *and* read the article. It's only five pages 😊) He lives in Boston where he pretends to be more outdoorsy than he actually is, attempts to understand American constitutional law and effective altruism, and argues with his friends about which breakfast food is the best. (It's french toast.)
Seasonal Malaria Chemoprevention
Cause area: Improving human wellbeing Malaria Consortium's seasonal malaria chemoprevention (SMC) programme distributes preventative antimalarial drugs to young children during times of peak malaria transmission.
Vitamin A Supplementation
Cause area: Improving human wellbeing Helen Keller International partners with governments across Africa and Asia to provide millions of children every year with lifesaving vitamin A supplements and other nutrients.
Cause area: Improving human wellbeing GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors send money directly to the world’s poorest households. GiveDirectly believes people living in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives — cash enables that choice.