The Joys of Giving (Effectively)

One of the people who inspires me most is Boston-area social worker Julia Wise. Julia is President of Giving What We Can, and also sits on the board of GiveWell, the quantitative charity evaluator upon which many effective altruists rely for donation guidance. She and her husband donate upwards of 40% of their income to effective charities every year. In Strangers Drowning, journalist Larissa MacFarquhar profiled Julia as one of many people with extraordinary dedication to helping others.

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Two new charity partners for 2018

We have added two new charities to our portfolio for 2018, D-Rev and Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation program. D-Rev (from "Design Revolution") designs and delivers innovative medical devices to save and transform the lives of the global poor. Helen Keller International's Vitamin A supplementation program provides critical nutrition to at-risk children to prevent Vitamin A deficiency, which can lead to blindness and increased risk of disease and death.

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A Ray of Hope

When I was nine years old, I had the chance to go to an island called Sumba with my family. I had no idea that I would be returning to this eastern Indonesian island every summer for the next twelve years. At that time, I had always lived in France. I had never set a foot in Asia. I knew that in some places across the globe people suffered from poverty but the word poverty only rang a distant bell in my mind.

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