“Instead of giving a tent to people in poverty, which they sell for cash to buy what they want, or moving wheat halfway around the world from a farmer in Idaho, we’re actually letting people determine what their needs are.” - Rory Stewart, GiveDirectly President
Join us for a special online event with GiveDirectly President Rory Stewart and Africa Director, Recipients Advocacy Caroline Teti.
Earlier this year, GiveDirectly appointed former UK International Development Secretary Rory Stewart as its new President/CEO. Stewart succeeds GiveDirectly’s founder Michael Faye (who now serves as Executive Chair) and will lead GiveDirectly in an exciting new phase as the world’s fastest growing nonprofit with a proven model for eradicating extreme poverty around the world.
GiveDirectly is a nonprofit that lets donors send unconditional cash transfers directly to the world’s poorest households. GiveDirectly believes that people in poverty deserve the dignity to choose for themselves how best to improve their lives. Its successful model has helped build a consensus in the international community that unconditional cash transfers are one of the most effective approaches to addressing extreme poverty.
GiveDirectly’s pitch is as radical as it is simple. GiveDirectly argues that if you give every family in an impoverished community a no-strings-attached one-time payment of US$1,000 — approximately four days’ salary for a typical UN staffer — you can transform their lives for the better in almost every way.
Thurs Dec 8, 2022 5:00 PM AEDT (Sydney)
Thurs Dec 8, 2022 7:00 AM CET (Berlin)
Wednesday Dec 7, 2022 10:00 PM PST (Los Angeles)