This American Life’s Segment on Give Directly

We’ve written a little bit about GiveDirectly before, but as a refresher: GiveDirectly is a charity that allows donors to give money directly to poor people to use as they see fit (the charity has started with poor people in Kenya).

This American Life teamed up with Planet Money who sent reporters David Kestenbaum and Jacob Goldstein to Kenya to see whether or not GiveDirectly actually works. Spoiler alert: Some people used the money to make their lives better and start businesses, while others misused the money given to them.

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