We Fund Projects That Villages Choose

DEMOCRACY DISRUPTS EXTREME POVERTY


Nearly 400 million people (and growing) live in extreme poverty in rural Africa. We're changing that with a model that celebrates village democracy, direct giving, and data analysis. Small transfers of cash make a big difference when they target public goods chosen by underserved villages. Read about us in The New York Times.

How It Works

Bakili Village votes to build a nursery school to improve early childhood education.
#democracy

Alice, a teacher in New York City, donates to Bakili's project.
#direct

The completed school increases nursery enrollment in Bakili by 60%.
#data

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Featured Projects

(100% completion rate)
Start a Goat Herd timeline
Yelemiya Village (since 2018)

$1723 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Provide Clean Water fiber_new
Namowa Village

$1425 out of $6200

Locals Contributed: $310

Grow More Food timeline
Nachuma Village (since 2015)

$250 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100


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Verified Impacts

Kids in nursery school

+60%

increase

Goats owned by families

+83%

increase

Waterborne illnesses

-64%

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