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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org