Our Mission

हमारी संस्था, जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं, किफायती, प्रभावशाली ग़ैर लाभकारी संगठनों के समूह का ध्यानपूर्वक चयन करती है जिससे दान किये गए प्रति रूपये से अधिकतम जीवनों की रक्षा करके या उन्हें बेहतर बनाकरस्मार्ट गिविंग सिंपलको चरितार्थ किया जा सके। हम दान देने वालों को किफायती एवं प्रभावशाली चैरिटीज़ से जोड़ते हैं और मुफ्त संसाधनों जैसे की संस्था के संस्थापक पीटर सिंगर की किताब जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं आदि के द्वारा असरदार दान (इफेक्टिव गिविंग) देने के विचार को प्रोत्साहित करते हैं।

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पुस्तक के बारे में

जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं की दसवीं सालगिरह का संस्करण लोगों को वैश्विक गरीबी कम करने के लिए प्रेरित करता है और सशक्त बनाता है.

पीटर सिंगर ने २००९ में जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं का पेहला संस्करण लिखा था यह प्रदर्शित करने के लिए की हमें वैश्विक गरीबी में रहने वाले लोगों की परवाह करनी चाहिए और की प्रभावी ढंग से दान करने से हम लोगों की जीवन में सुधार ला सकते हैं। सिंगर ने पुस्तक के विचारों को आगे बढ़ाने के लिए समान नाम का गैर-लाभकारी संगठन, जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं, स्थापित किया। साथ में, पुस्तक और संगठन प्रभावी दान को पहचानने और बढ़ावा देने की कोशिश कर रहे हैं । वे उन्ही संस्थाओं का समर्थन कर रहे हैं जो रोग प्रतिरक्षण, दृष्टि बहाली और बच्चों का पोषाहार जैसी मुश्किलों पर काम करते हैं।

२००९ में पुस्तक के प्रकाशन से, वैश्विक गरीबी के सुधार में बहुत प्रगति हुई है। वास्तव में, १९९० से, एक बिलियन से अधिक लोग गरीबी से निकले हैं और शिशु मृत्यु दर आधे से अधिक घट गया है। लेकिन ७०० मिलियन से अधिक लोग आज भी १.९० डॉलर प्रति दिन से कम पर जीते हैं। सस्ते और आसान हस्तक्षेप के अभाव में वे अपनी पूरी क्षमता हासिल नहीं कर पाते हैं, अभी बहुत कुछ करना बाकी है।

प्रभावी दान के बारे में जागरूकता बढ़ाने के लिए, सिंगर ने पुस्तक के अधिकारों का अधिग्रहण किया और किताब का अद्यतन किया। जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं अब इ-बुक और ऑडियोबुक के रूप में मुफ्त में उपलब्ध है। ऑडियोबुक को क्रिस्टन बेल, स्टीफन फ्राई और शबाना आज़मी जैसी हस्तियों ने पढ़ा है। पुस्तक का उद्देश्य है अधिक से अधिक लोगों को जीवन बचाने के लिए सूचित करना, प्रेरित करना और सशक्त बनाना।

अंग्रेजी संस्करण के अलावा, जीवन जो आप बचा सकते हैं  का हिंदी अनुवाद अब हमारी वेबसाइट पर उपलब्ध है! 

What is Effective Giving? 

Effective giving combines the heart and the head in making giving decisions. 

Most of us base our giving decisions on the heart: a loved one has suffered from a disease, a friend asks us to invest in a cause, a local organization asks us to support the community. This personal connection to giving is good and necessary. It’s what inspires charitable donations in the first place.

But truly making an impact also requires the head. We need to base our giving on objective analyses of the impact of our donations. It is important to identify what different organizations actually achieve for each rupee they receive. This is because some charities can provide hundreds or even thousands of times greater impact per rupee than others, as measured by the number of lives saved or the amount of suffering reduced per rupee donated. 

Today, India is one of the most unequal countries of the world, at once home to 140 billionaires and over 80 million people subsisting on less than US$1.90 per day. India’s post-independence “economic miracle” has left us with a deeply unequal society. Between 1980 and 2015, the top 0.1% of earners captured a higher share of total growth than the entire bottom 50%. During the Covid-19 pandemic, India’s billionaires saw their wealth increase by nearly 13 lakh crore INR (or US$178 billion) while 122 million people lost their jobs. If you are reading this, in English and with internet access, you probably fall at the higher end of the spectrum of wealth and privilege. Effective giving can allow you to fulfill your moral obligation to the less privileged among us and tangibly work towards bridging India’s economic divide.

Effective giving requires you to grapple with the question of where your donation could do the most good and to give to areas where you could maximize your impact, as not all charities are created equal. Consider if the charity you are supporting is cost-effective, evidence-backed, and well-run? If not, you may be short-changing yourself as well as those you’re trying to help.

Effective Charities in India

The Life You Can Save welcomes conversations about assessing and identifying highly effective local charities in India. If you are interested in funding research to identify highly effective Indian charities, please contact info@thelifeyoucansave.org.

In the meantime, we have listed below The Life You Can Save recommended highly effective global charities operating in India which you could consider donating to.

Please note that, with the exception of PSI India and Educate Girls, your donations will be directed to your selected charity’s global operations. We encourage you to contact the charity directly if you would like to earmark your donation specifically for the charity’s work in India.

Oxfam India

Oxfam is a confederation of 20 sister organizations working together to fight poverty, its causes, and its effects. Oxfam India is an autonomous Indian organization with staff and board members from within India and is a member of the global confederation of 20 Oxfams across the world.

Oxfam India is a movement of people working to end discrimination and create a free and just society. They work to ensure that Adivasis, Dalits, Muslims, and women and girls have safe, violence-free lives with freedom to speak their mind, equal opportunities to realize their rights, and a discrimination free future. They research to find lasting solutions to end rising inequalities and exclusion of marginalized communities from getting decent jobs, quality free education and healthcare. They campaign with the public to demand policy changes from governments for creating a just and inclusive country as envisioned in the Indian Constitution. They mobilize support to save, protect and rebuild lives of the poorest of the poor affected by crisis and humanitarian disasters.


Evidence Action

Evidence Action’s mission is to be a world leader in scaling evidence-based and cost-effective programs to reduce the burden of poverty.

In India, their Deworm the World Initiative supports school-based deworming. The treatment is delivered through existing education infrastructure, administered by teachers with support from the health system. This approach is highly cost-effective, well accepted by communities, and efficiently targets the population group at greatest risk for infection: children. In addition, as part of their accelerator project, they are running an iron and folic acid supplementation program in India to provide technical assistance to the Government of India and selected state governments to improve program delivery and coverage.

Evidence Action Water Dispenser


Seva is a global nonprofit eye care organization. Their mission is to transform lives and strengthen communities by restoring sight and preventing blindness. Seva works with underserved communities in more than 26 countries, including India.



Population Services International helps women live healthier and plan the families they desire. A large part of PSI’s work focuses on sexual and reproductive health and contraception, but they also are involved with HIV, malaria, water, sanitation and hygiene, and non-communicable diseases including diabetes, hypertension, and cervical cancer.

In India, PSI works with consumers to accelerate the market, especially for sexual and reproductive health and sanitation, so that they can access the solutions and services they deserve.

Three kids grinning in Bangalore

Educate Girls

Educate Girls trains community volunteers in India to promote girls’ education. They mobilize resources and address social barriers to enroll and retain girls in schools.


Contact Information

If you would like to further discuss effective funding opportunities in India, help spread the word about effective giving or get involved with The Life You Can Save, please contact info@thelifeyoucansave.org

We also welcome you to reach out to our board member Neela Saldanha: 

Neela Saldanha

Board Secretary neela.saldanha@thelifeyoucansave.org