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The Life You Can Save’s
Best Charities for Giving Season

Bill and Melinda Gates offered a stark warning in the Gates Foundation’s recent update: “Decades of stunning progress in the fight against poverty and disease may be on the verge of stalling… If current trends continue, the number of poor people in the world will stop falling—and could even start to rise.” Against this historical backdrop, our actions may seem inconsequential. But nothing could be further from the truth. If you’re reading this, you have the opportunity to change, or even save, the life of someone in extreme poverty.

By supporting the work of outstanding nonprofits, you can make a concrete difference in the world. The Life You Can Save, the organization I founded, has compiled a list of recommended nonprofits, selected by experts for their cost-effectiveness and evidence of impact. And the numbers aren’t the only reason to get excited about these charities; the stories of how their work impacts the lives of real people are truly inspiring.

USD $59 can provide an anesthetist for a fistula surgery (on average, varying by country). Donate now

USD $250 can purchase 125 bednets to help protect 225 people living in malaria-stricken areas from infected mosquitoes for three to four years on average. Donate now

USD$ 1,510 can provide a year of support for a Ugandan Community Health Promoter, serving a population of roughly 800 people with vital health products and services. Donate now

The Life You Can Save’s recommended charities address a variety of cause areas, reflecting the multifaceted nature of extreme poverty. Some implement proven health interventions, while others empower beneficiaries with training and/or capital. Zusha!, a new addition to our list this year, has proven to reduce traffic injuries and fatalities in sub-Saharan Africa with inexpensive stickers that encourage bus riders to ask their drivers to drive safely. This program is a powerful reminder that simple, creative solutions can really make a difference.

I urge you to include one or more of these great nonprofits in your giving this season and next year. The opportunity ahead of us is simply too important not to take advantage of. As the Gates concluded in their report, “The history of the past 30 years is the history of countries once considered hopeless cutting poverty and achieving historic growth… [and] today’s poorest places can follow the same trajectory.”

Please join me in helping make that positive trajectory a reality that changes the lives of many people.

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Thank you for your support,

Peter Singer
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