Omer's birthday is upon us!
While your run-of-the-mill thirty-three year old may enjoy a pricey Rolex or some bulky power tools, Omer would likely just donate those items to Goodwill.
Instead of gifts, Omer would much prefer if we use his birthday as an opportunity to think about those in need and to give them some cold-hard cash through GiveDirectly.
GiveDirectly channels donations into cash transfers delivered to poor households in various sub-Saharan African countries. They rigorously evaluate their intervention and minimize overhead cost using mobile financial transfers. They've also recently started working in refugee camps and on social programs. For more information, check them out: https://www.givedirectly.org/.