Your DGB for today is to donate to GiveDirectly.
Their business model is so simple, it takes you by surprise: how about we just give people who are poor actual money?
Charities usually have some sort of clever way of distributing help to the needy, which is great, but we at DGB kind of adore this idea of just providing people with a basic income. With their ongoing 12 year study, they hope to gather not just long-term data on individual households, but also the macroeconomic impact of moving money into communities that need it.
GiveDirectly uses electronic funds to give income to people living in the developing world. They’re currently working extensively in Kenya and are close to their fundraising goal. Let’s push them over that amount.
Give money to people who need it. Genius.