Vision: 

GiveDirectly aims to reshape international giving, making direct transfers to the poor the benchmark against which other, more expensive approaches are evaluated.


Extract: 

GiveDirectly transfers cash to households in developing countries via mobile phone-linked payment services. They target extremely low-income households. GiveWell believes that the available evidence supports the idea that unconditional cash transfers significantly help people. It appears that GiveDirectly has been effective at delivering cash to low-income households. 

(Source: http://www.givewell.org/charities/give-directly)


Founded in:

2008

Website: 

www.givedirectly.org

Impact area: 

Empowerment

Where they work:

Africa:

Kenya | Uganda | Rwanda


What do they do?

GiveDirectly manages cash transfers end-to-end using electronic monitoring and payment technology. 

Operating Model:


Why are they recommended? 

GiveDirectly is recommended by GiveWell and The Life You Can Save.