Here’s What Happens When You Give $1,000 to Someone in Extreme Poverty
Andrew McDermott
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I was curious to see if there was an actual breakdown of the dollars spent. It’s fine that there isn’t — after all I’m sure that would cost money for the organization to keep track of the money given to each recipient. The generalizations are good enough.

Other than that, I have always thought that it was more efficient to give people money. It allows people to spend it the way they need it most, while at the same time giving them the opportunity to invest that money. If I weren’t in poverty myself (albeit by US terms), I would give directly as well.