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MAY 2021

2020 Annual Report

I am delighted to announce the publication of our 2020 Annual Report. 2020 was certainly a year unlike any other in our organization’s history. The COVID-19 pandemic presented many unforeseen challenges and impacted our work at every level. But thanks to your generous support, we helped raise over US$18.2 million for our recommended nonprofits so that they could continue their life-saving work. We also helped introduce thousands of people to the idea of effective giving and distributed nearly 40,000 copies of Peter Singer’s The Life You Can Save, for free whenever possible.

We hope that you will review our Annual Report to learn more about these and other key metrics we used to measure our impact and multiply yours in 2020. Thank you so much for your continued support of our recommended charities. And special thanks to those individuals who have elected to donate to The Life You Can Save itself so that we may continue our work. 

View our 2020 Annual Report

I’m honored to lead our team at The Life You Can Save in 2021 and beyond as we continue to reach new audiences and inspire more people to give effectively through exciting campaigns, accessible content, helpful resources and fruitful partnerships with like-minded organizations. 

You can help us by sharing The Life You Can Save and other resources like our 2020 Annual Report widely, donating to The Life You Can Save itself so that we can expand our work, and connecting us with organizations and companies interested in partnering with us to help spread our message and end extreme global poverty through effective giving.

Do Good.  Feel Good.

Rickard Vikstrom
Executive Director of The Life You Can Save

Your Impact

These are some stories of how your donations had direct, tangible, and essential impact in 2021.

Against Malaria Foundation

We will use 100% of this total to fund, assuming US$2/net, 67,292 long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) that will protect an estimated  121,000 people when they sleep at night from the bites of malaria-carrying mosquitoes, that would otherwise cause severe illness, or worse. That’s 242 entire villages covered thanks to you all. Brilliant.
These nets can be expected to save 40 to 45 lives, avert 20,000 to 45,000 cases of malaria and improve the local economy by US$1.6million (12x the donation amount). When people are ill they cannot farm, drive, teach – function, so the improvement in health leads to economic as well as humanitarian benefits.
We have some immediate funding gaps, so the funds will be put to work straight away, funding nets for distribution in the Democratic Republic of Congo, one of the two countries in the world worst affected by malaria.

Malaria Consortium

On behalf of our US Board of Directors and the beneficiaries of Malaria Consortium’s seasonal malaria chemoprevention program, I want to extend our deepest gratitude to The Life You Can Save and your donors. 
In 2021, we plan to reach over 17.2 million children in six countries and your contribution will make a significant difference. 
Please read our recent website publication on the impact of COVID-19 during the 2020 implementation of SMC.

One Acre Fund

This gift supports our work with hundreds of thousands of smallholder farmers, to unlock the yield gains that have eluded so many, for so long.

Humanity has made great progress toward reducing hunger on a global scale over the past 50 years. But the simple agriculture improvements that have increased yields everywhere else in the world have not yet reached tens of millions of smallholder farmers in Sub-Saharan Africa. These families, unable to harvest enough to feed and support their families throughout the year, still face annual cycles of hunger. One Acre Fund was founded on the belief that if we can deliver these proven solutions to the last mile, we can end poverty in our lifetime.

One Acre Fund farmer Kija Katemana lives in rural Tanzania and says it best: "Before I thought my life would be one of hardship, but thanks to One Acre Fund, I feel free of that life now. I feel very confident that I am able to take care of my children. The future I see ahead is now bright."

Your support is fueling our impact and will enable us to serve over 1 million farm families in 2021. With the average farmer achieving a 40% increase in income on activities supported by our program, your gift is an investment in a more prosperous future for every community we serve. Thank you for your generosity! 

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