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Peter Singer suggests that if, like you, everyone was to pledge the recommended amount for their income, we could eliminate, or at least dramatically reduce, global poverty. Please do your part by taking the pledge today!
I pledge to give this percent of my income over the coming year to fight extreme poverty
A pledge is your personal commitment to give a percentage of your income in the upcoming year to effective charities. By taking the pledge, you can do your part to help reduce global poverty—and the preventable suffering those who live in extreme poverty endure every day.
The percentage we recommend you give to charity is determined by your income—the more you make, the easier it is to donate more. The calculator here will help you determine your recommended donation.
With this video filmed in Cape Town, South Africa, we set out to find just how far a small amount of money can go in the right hands.
The problem of unsafe water is staggering. More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Unsafe drinking water is also a leading cause of diarrheal disease with nearly two billion cases globally every year. And an estimated 760,000 children under the age of five die from diarrhea each year, making it one of the leading causes of childhood mortality.
How could your gift to PSI make a significant difference in the lives of those in developing countries? Here’s a recent example from PSI’s HIV/AIDS prevention work in sub-Saharan Africa. PSI was able to put together a million dollar budget to fund a voluntary medical male circumcision program, which had been proven to reduce the transmission of HIV. The program was funded primarily by gifts from individual donors rather than by corporate or government sponsors.Once PSI demonstrated the effectiveness of this pilot program, the organization was then able to get secure grants from the Gates Foundation and the U.S. government to dramatically expand the program. Since 2007, PSI has prevented more than a quarter million cases of HIV transmission through its voluntary circumcision programs. As of August 2014, PSI circumcised its one-millionth client.
Jenny Jacobs, a mother of two on a modest income in Yorkshire, UK, gives more than 10 percent of her income each year to effective charities. In this interview, she describes why she decided to increase her giving, how her giving makes her feel, and how she fits it into her budget.
Peter Singer explains "The Why and How of Effective Altruism" in an inspiring TED Talk that has been viewed over a million times worldwide.