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Help us celebrate Peter Singer's 70th birthday!
On July 6th, Peter Singer turns 70 years old!

At The Life You Can Save, we’re celebrating this momentous day by drawing attention to the lasting impact Peter Singer’s scholarship and advocacy has had on the lives of the global poor. Make a donation to The Life You Can Save to wish Peter Singer a happy 70th birthday today and leave a message on his public donation wall! Or make a donation in Peter’s honor to one or several of our 17 recommended charities.
Why poverty hurts our children most
Globally about 16,000 children under the age of five die each day—most from preventable conditions associated with poverty. That’s a staggering number. At that rate, this means that more than 11 children die unnecessarily every single minute. In the five or so minutes it will take you to read this blog post, more than 55 children will have lost their lives to extreme poverty.
Interview: How one man is trekking a continent and taking on a cause
Matt Napier is passionate about fighting global poverty—and is undertaking an ambitious walk this summer across southern Africa to raise funds and awareness for the world’s neediest people. Matt recently chatted with The Life You Can Save via email, and shared his thoughts about the global community’s responsibilities to the extreme poor, and how Peter Singer’s philosophy transformed his personal outlook.
What you need to know about global hunger
The average American household gives $2,974 to charity each year. How far could that amount go to alleviating hunger and malnutrition in the developing world?
We’re adding One Acre Fund to our list of best charities. Here’s why
We’re excited to announce the addition of One Acre Fund to our 2016 list of best charities. Subsistence agriculture accounts for the largest economic activity in the developing world, and a majority of the global poor rely on small-scale farming to support themselves and their families. This means that helping farmers succeed is one of the best ways to reduce global hunger and bring economic revenue to some of the world’s poorest communities. One Acre Fund empowers farmers to increase their crop harvests and farm profitability, and in the process, helps reduce hunger in remote regions in East Africa. By 2020, One Acre Fund projects that farmers in their program will help produce a food surplus great enough to feed an additional 5 million of their neighbors.
Here's an easy way to make effective giving part of your estate plans
You already give to evidence-backed charity. Now there's an easy way to make sure that you can continue to maximize the good that your money does for the global poor for years to come. We're excited to announce a new partnership with Charity Science that makes it simple and worry-free to support The Life You Can Save's recommended charities through effective estate planning.
4 innovative ways to keep children in school
What’s the best way to help children in the developed world stay in school? The answers might surprise you. While traditional international development campaigns that target school enrollment often focus on raising funds to cover the costs associated with school supplies and uniforms, these approaches don’t address the underlying social, economic, and health issues that cause children to drop out of school in the first place.
Why Water is a Fundamental Right for All
Globally, 783 million people do not have access to clean water, and 2.5 billion people do not have access to water-based sanitation resources such as toilets or clean bathing facilities. Not having access to clean water supplies isn’t just an inconvenience; for millions around the world, it’s fatal. Each year, between 6 to 8 million people die from drinking contaminated drinking water and other water-related hygiene problems.
Where American donors go wrong
Americans spend more time watching TV each day than the total time they spend researching effective charities in a year. In order to maximize our charitable impact, we need to couple our generosity with rigorous evaluation. The good news is that it’s easy to find charities that help the global poor through quality, cost-effective interventions.
Why feminists should care about global poverty
In the past 20 years, the world has gotten a whole lot better for the global poor. What’s more, it’s gotten especially better for women and girls. According to this year’s UN Millennium Development Goals report, women and girls now have access to more education, economic opportunities, and political power than ever before in human history.
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