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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.) (Sept 2021)554(+5%)
    Job Openings28
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    Key People/Management at GiveDirectly

    Jacquelline Fuller

    Jacquelline Fuller

    Director (US)
    Michael Faye

    Michael Faye

    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
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    GiveDirectly Office Locations

    GiveDirectly has an office in New York
    New York, NY, US (HQ)
    One Chase Manhattan Plaza
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    GiveDirectly News and Updates

    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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    The story of Eunice and 144 more in the Kibera program

    Eunice lives in the Kibera slums of Nairobi, Kenya and was one of 494 people who received ~$1,125 between November 2020 and June 2021 as part of a GiveDirectly COVID-19 relief program focused on entrepreneurs.  This program, funded by, provided women with cash transfers plus elective budg…

    Working in the U.S. helped us get more money to international recipients

    Our U.S. COVID19 response was based on a bet In April 2020, we launched Project 100, a U.S. COVID-19 response, in partnership with Propel and Stand for Children. To date, the program has delivered one-time $1,000 payments to over 178K Americans living in poverty, with the most recent round going out…

    Study: AI targeting helped us reach more of the poorest people in Togo

    This week researchers with Center for Effective Global Action (CEGA) and the Innovations for Poverty Action (IPA) published a working paper with the results of GiveDirectly’s first-of-its-kind contactless direct payments program in Togo in partnership CEGA and the Government of Togo. The results sho…

    Refugees deserve autonomy. Cash can provide it.

    The global refugee crisis may seem intractable, but there are promising, tested interventions to help those displaced. Lump sum cash transfers can provide more than just temporary relief. Our programs suggest direct cash is a scalable response that can change the future for millions of protracted re…

    Our innovations in Togo and the future of cash distribution

    MobileAid can change how social protections are delivered worldwide. Our model in Togo reveals its strengths and weaknesses.

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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, Michael Faye and Samuel Mwamburi Mwale.

    • How many employees does GiveDirectly have?

      GiveDirectly has 575 employees.

    • Who are GiveDirectly competitors?

      Competitors of GiveDirectly include Prizeo, Techies4TempleStreet and Help Freely Foundation.

    • Where is GiveDirectly headquarters?

      GiveDirectly headquarters is located at One Chase Manhattan Plaza, New York.

    • Where are GiveDirectly offices?

      GiveDirectly has an office in New York.

    • How many offices does GiveDirectly have?

      GiveDirectly has 1 office.