From a reader here:
I’ve set aside a sum of money for charitable donation this year and I’m looking for a suitable charity. I want to avoid the usual bunch of lobbyists and fake charities and instead donate to a group who make some measurable difference in the third world. I’ve been thinking about the millions who die each year of inhaling smoke from cooking fires, though malaria and drinking water are other obvious areas.Does anyone know of charities that do not lobby, are not partially funded by governments and NGOs and make practical changes to the lives of the World’s poor?
Any ideas? Here in the UK it’s obvious, RNLI. But that’s not really doing much for the third world poor.
Perhaps one of the peer to peer lenders? It’s not quite the same, but development would help all of those points.
Ideas (and links!) in comments please.