Living Goods community health worker speaking to mother and child

Imagine your newborn baby has horrible diarrhea. You have no idea what to do. Or maybe you do, but there’s no way to get your hands on the medicine you need. You watch your child die from a disease you know is completely curable.

Over 7,500 children die every day from diseases that are easily treated with proper care — including diarrhea.

Donations to effective charities help provide life-saving interventions, from educational radio spots for new parents by Development Media International to Living Goods’ training programs for door-to-door health promoters.


Mother in red sari holding her baby in front of an Against Malaria Foundation bednet

Imagine every night when you go to sleep, you lie awake afraid your children will be bitten by a mosquito carrying malaria and die. You know that a $2 insecticide-treated bednet will keep your children safe for three years — but there are no bednets available in your community. What do you do?

Malaria kills around 260,000 children every year. It’s the single largest killer of pregnant women. These deaths are 100% preventable.

Malaria is the second most common cause of infectious disease-related death in the world. [1] Supporting highly effective infectious disease charities like Against Malaria Foundation and Malaria Consortium will help close the funding gap bringing resources to regions like sub-Saharan Africa, where about 90% of children who die from malaria live. [2]

PSI Smart Start family planner with young couple in Ethiopia

Think back to when you were 15 years old. You’d like to go to college and start your own business, but you’re being pressured by your boyfriend, your family, and your community to start having children instead.

There are 214 million women and girls in the developing world who want contraception, but can’t access or afford it.

That means 43% of pregnancies in those regions are unintended. [3] Women’s health charities like Living Goods, Population Services International, and Possible deliver family planning information and services for little or no cost. They help women achieve the futures they want.


[1] Reviews in Obstetrics and Gynecology, Malaria and Pregnancy: A Global Health Perspective

[2] World Health Organization, 2018 World Malaria Report

[3] Guttmacher Institute, Adding It Up: Investing in Contraception and Maternal and Newborn Health 2017