The Life You Can Save

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What We Do

Philosophy may be in our DNA, but as an advocacy organization, our feet are firmly anchored in the real world. We speak to both heads and hearts, and try to make it easy and meaningful to make a difference. Even Peter Singer admits falling short of his ideals: while he donates 1/3 of his income to effective charities and says "the next step is half", he's also the first to admit that he could--and ethically should--do more.

We urge you not to let the perfect be the enemy of the good. As the statesman Edmund Burke put it, “Nobody made a greater mistake than he who did nothing because he could do only a little.” If a large gift feels overwhelming, try a small one first. The people you'll help will thank you for whatever you can do.

Our Values

MISSION: The mission of The Life You Can Save is to help change the culture of giving in affluent countries while dramatically raising annual donations to highly impactful nonprofits that reduce suffering and premature death for people living in extreme poverty.

VISION: Everything we do aims to expand awareness of the concept of “effective giving” and grow revenue for our Recommended nonprofits. We have a small but dedicated Team that manages our website and marketing, creates content like our monthly newsletter, develops partnerships to help scale our impact, and engages in educational activities like our Giving Games program and public talks.


What we need


Across Africa and around the world, low-carbon renewable energy is emerging as the go-to green growth and poverty reduction strategy. Kenya’s neighbours Ethiopia and Tanzania are also pursuing geothermal power, while countries in the Middle East and north Africa are focusing their efforts on expanding solar power.


We rely on people like you to care about your fellow human beings and the world around you. And we hope to make more people aware of the causes of injustice and poverty, and encourage them to take action too.


The analysis showed that increasing work rates had by far the biggest impact in reducing poverty. In many similar analyses using different approaches and data from different years, all our modeling work showed that the most effective way to reduce poverty is to increase work rates.


Green jobs do contribute to SD and poverty reduction, we know how to translate the evidence into pro-poor green growth policies – just need political will and institutional capacity. Green growth scenarios indicate multiple benefits, including poverty reduction.


Using survey data and propensity score matching with multiple treatments, we find that Fairtrade certification increases household living standards by 30% and reduces the prevalence and depth of poverty. For the other two certification schemes, no significant impacts are found.


There are a variety of emotional, physical, and even neurological disadvantages that come along with childhood poverty. Pointing them out and examining their impacts can help us begin to redraw the starting line and dismantle the narrative that poverty can be escaped by climbing harder.


What we have done


Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

We help them getting clean water


Natal, Brasil

We plant trees together


Nairobi, Kenya

We build schools


Upcoming Events

Come join us and donate!

Munich SpringFest 2018

Friday May 25

to Saturday May 26

Come shake off the long winter at SpringFest and support some of MCC’s work in South Sudan, and right here in Manitoba. At SpringFest, we’ll have our annual quilt & craft sale, plant sale, and BBQ all at 134 Plaza Drive! Join us!

Toronto Mennonite Festival

Saturday September 15

10:00am 2018

Food, fun, music and quilts! Join us on September 15 and enjoy traditional Mennonite foods, crafts, games, music and quilt auction while exploring the grounds of the historic Black Creek Pioneer Village. We are looking forward!

PD 544 – Race, Poverty & Education

Monday November 15

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm 2018

Dr. Steven Greene from the Political Science Department will be speaking on race and poverty and how it affects the quality and availability of education. It will be a very interesting presentation and the entry fee goes to the foundation!


Contact us and we'll get back to you within 24 hours.

Budapest, HU

+36 70 123 4567