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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.
We’re proud of the progress The Life You Can Save made in 2014, and we’re excited to share our review of the year. Our goal is to provide you with a well-rounded picture, so we’ve provided a qualitative assessment of what went well and what didn’t, as well as a more quantitative look at our key metrics.
We're doing a trial run of our pamphleting effort this spring at colleges in Los Angeles, California. If our measurements show (and our volunteers agree) that this strategy is a winner for us, we'll look to expand it into other geographies. If you're in the Los Angeles area and would like to join Jonathon and me on college campuses, send me an email. We'd love to have you!
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.
Peter Singer explains "The Why and How of Effective Altruism" in an inspiring TED Talk that has been viewed over a million times worldwide.