2020 has been a year that has been memorable across the globe! As we at The Life You Can Save look back on the events of the year, we have very mixed feelings. The good news is that we have received nearly twice the amount of donations to our recommended charities compared to 2019. That means our donors have generously given more money that will be used to save lives at risk of malaria, provide children with nutrient-fortified food, save women from the horrors of obstetric fistula, empower livelihoods, and more!
The launch of the updated The Life You Can Save and website revision that we undertook last December appear to have been responsible for these very positive increases. So far, we have distributed ~50,000 ebooks, audiobooks, and paperbacks of the new edition. These books create both interest in fighting extreme poverty and donations. According to Rob Mather, CEO of The Against Malaria Foundation, "The new free ebook and audiobook editions of The Life You Can Save have generated significant interest in Against Malaria Foundation and lead to an increase in donations."
And over the next 5-10 years we hope to reach millions with Peter Singer’s critical message. To do this, we plan to use contributions to The Life You Can Save itself to distribute and market the book and related content that we create across many different platforms. So we hope that our donors will consider donating to our 90/10 Fund, which helps support our work while at the same time continuing to aid our recommended nonprofits.