Disrupt Extreme Poverty in Africa



by funding development projects that villages choose


meet the villages

How It Works

Villages choose projects

Search the projects page or interactive map for tenacious villages battling extreme poverty in rural Africa. Find a village-led development project that speaks to you.

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You help fund them

Make a donation directly to a rural village that not only identifies local solutions to its biggest problems, but also contributes labor, materials, and, importantly, cash.

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We compute your impact

Enjoy email updates with pictures and data from the field providing a vivid accounting of how your donations change development outcomes for rural Africans.

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Donors Drive Impact

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waterborne illness

-70%

p-value<=0.01

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boys/girls in nursery school

+66% / 60%

p-value<=0.05

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non-agricultural businesses

+100%

p-value<=0.05

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girls in high school

+80%

p-value~0.1


100%

transparent,
by design
local, fast, affordable

Featured Projects

(100% completion rate, usually w/in 1 month of funding)
timeline =  village data trends available
fiber_new =  data trends coming soon
Start a Goat Herd timeline
Kazembe Village (since 2015)

$1537 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Build a Nursery School fiber_new
Balakasi Village

$150 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100

Provide Clean Water fiber_new
Balakasi Village

$510 out of $6200

Locals Contributed: $310


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Your Donations At Work

Development Scores: Partner Villages v. Control Villages
Scores calculated from 13 data points per village, along 6 dimensions: health, agriculture, business, livestock, lifestyle, and education. Learn more here.
Waterborne Illness: Partner Villages v. Control Villages
Agricultural Output: Partner Villages v. Control Villages
Remaining Dimensions: Partner Villages
Remaining Dimensions: Control Villages
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