The Life You Can Save: Emphasis on efficiency
The Life You Can Save, founded by philosopher Peter Singer, is based on Effective Altruism: Leading an ethical life using a portion of personal wealth and resources to alleviate the effects of extreme poverty. Helmed by Charlie Bresler, former president of The Men’s Wearhouse, it says 16 organizations in 2015 are well-suited to deliver highly effective aid. The group encourages donors to publicly pledge a percentage of their incomes.
One charity backed by Singer’s group, Project Healthy Children, sends experts to low-income countries in sub-Saharan Africa to boost the quality of mandatory micronutrient fortiﬁcation of staple foods such as sugar, wheat and maize ﬂour. Fortification costs of 26 cents per person per year return much more in productivity gains and savings to a nation’s health care system, Singer’s group says.