Episode 6: Tackling poverty amid COVID-19 - A conversation with Michael Faye (GiveDirectly & Taptap Send)

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Michael is the founder of GiveDirectly, a Founders Pledge-recommended high-impact organisation and the first and largest nonprofit to allow donors to send money directly to the world’s most vulnerable. Since 2009, GiveDirectly has raised over $450 million for delivery to the extreme poor and those affected by disasters. Michael also founded Taptap Send in 2018, a company providing a new way for immigrants to send money from Europe to mobile wallets in emerging markets. In this conversation, Michael shares his story, first-hand observations of the impact of COVID-19 on his organisations, and insights into how founders and philanthropists can help tackle some of the world's greatest challenges. This interview was recorded at the Treasury Summit in July 2020. Post-show readings: See the incredible impact GiveDirectly is having by reading stories from its COVID-19 relief recipients in Kenya. Learn more about GiveDirectly's work and how you can contribute. Read our summary of research by GiveWell about how cash transfers can help alleviate poverty. Take a look at our blog about how COVID-19 is affecting people in low- and middle-income countries. Contact us: podcasts@founderspledge.com Transcript  

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