17,000 children die daily from hunger, thirst, diarrhea and malaria – the majority of which can be easily and inexpensively prevented. In most cases, we want to help, but hesitate because we don’t know how, and the problems seem too large, too distant and too complex.
Source: National Center for Charitable Facts and Figures, 2011
We believe that there is a smart way for students to help fight poverty. If we give collectively and effectively, we can not only move the needle on some of the issues plaguing the world’s poorest, but we can completely eradicate these problems.
One for the World (OFTW) is creating a movement that makes charitable giving part of our daily lives. Together, we can end extreme poverty, so let’s start today. Make the pledge and join the movement.
Our goal is for students and alumni to:
Create a movement of giving that extends beyond Wharton. We started at Wharton, where the annual class of 840 students could raise over $1,000,000 per year.
Individually, we can touch the lives of thousands of people. Just 1% of the average Wharton student’s weekly salary would provide over 200 children de-worming treatments, keeping them healthy and in school.
But our goal is to expand around the world. Imagine that a few years from now, thousands of students across the globe will be consciously and thoughtfully giving because of a movement that started at Wharton.
Together, we can change the status quo and give a billion people a chance at life, something we take for granted each day.
There are hundreds of non-profits that you can choose to give to, and the process of selecting which organization to support can feel like a daunting task. But you don't have to do all the research yourself. One for the World has partnered with The Life You Can Save to compile its list of recommended charities based on extensive research and analysis. One for the World’s portfolio consists of 18 highly effective charities, of which we have designated 5 as One for the World Top Picks. You can read more about our selection process here.
Distributes long lasting insecticide treated bednets to prevent malaria transmission for a total cost of $6.40 (including monitoring and manufacturing). For more information click here or visit the Against Malaria Foundation website.
Scales up interventions proven to help the world’s poor, notably the provision of clean water and the treatment of parasitic worms, each for less than $1 per person per year. For more information click here or visit the Evidence Action website.
Choose a charity, enter a donation amount and click "calculate" to view the real-world impact of your donation.