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    GiveDirectly is a nonprofit organization that helps families living in extreme poverty by providing unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone-linked payment services. It uses national data and door-to-door surveys to seek out the poorest households, then locates recipients, integrates them into electronic payments networks, and monitors transfers end-to-end.
    HQNew York, NY, US
    Employee Ratings4.2

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    Employees (est.) (Jan 2021)316(+2%)
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    Key People/Management at GiveDirectly

    Jacquelline Fuller

    Jacquelline Fuller

    Director (US)
    Samuel Mwamburi Mwale

    Samuel Mwamburi Mwale

    Director (Kenya)
    Rohit Wanchoo

    Rohit Wanchoo

    Director (US)
    Aly Jeddy

    Aly Jeddy

    Director (US)
    Jamila Abass

    Jamila Abass

    Country Director, Morocco
    Paul Niehaus

    Paul Niehaus

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    GiveDirectly Office Locations

    GiveDirectly has an office in New York
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    How GiveDirectly is finding the poorest people in the world—and sending them cash

    The first rollout of the program—which uses satellite and cell phone data to target people in most need of cash—has begun in Togo, where 55% of the population lives on less than $1.90 a day. The economic effects of COVID-19 have drastically driven up the world’s extreme poverty level. The World Bank…

    GiveDirectly will start giving away $1,000 to people most affected by the coronavirus shutdown

    The government has talked about sending everyone a check to respond to the economic crisis. GiveDirectly, a charity known for its cash transfers to the poorest people in Africa, is going to start now. GiveDirectly, a charitable nonprofit whose mission is to “send money directly to the extreme poor,”…

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    GiveDirectly Frequently Asked Questions

    • When was GiveDirectly founded?

      GiveDirectly was founded in 2008.

    • Who are GiveDirectly key executives?

      GiveDirectly's key executives are Jacquelline Fuller, Samuel Mwamburi Mwale and Rohit Wanchoo.

    • How many employees does GiveDirectly have?

      GiveDirectly has 316 employees.

    • Who are GiveDirectly competitors?

      Competitors of GiveDirectly include Blisland Community Association, Techies4TempleStreet and Help Freely Foundation.

    • Where are GiveDirectly offices?

      GiveDirectly has an office in New York.

    • How many offices does GiveDirectly have?

      GiveDirectly has 1 office.