We fund projects that villages choose

We Fund Projects That Villages Choose

DEMOCRACY DISRUPTS EXTREME POVERTY


Nearly 400 million people (and growing) live in extreme poverty in rural Africa. We're changing that with a model that celebrates village democracy, direct giving, and data analysis. Small transfers of cash make a big difference when they target public goods chosen by underserved villages. Read about us in The New York Times.

How It Works

Bakili Village votes to build a nursery school to improve early childhood education.
#democracy

Alice, a teacher in New York City, donates to Bakili's project.
#direct

The completed school increases nursery enrollment in Bakili by 60%.
#data

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Featured Projects

(100% completion rate)
Build a Nursery School timeline
Mpochera Village (since 2018)

$2228 out of $2500

Locals Contributed: $125

Build a Teacher House fiber_new
Nguo Village

$2090 out of $2400

Locals Contributed: $120

Start a Goat Herd timeline
Kela Village (since 2017)

$202 out of $2000

Locals Contributed: $100


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Verified Impacts

Kids in nursery school

+60%

increase

Goats owned by families

+83%

increase

Waterborne illnesses

-64%

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