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Top Poverty Nonprofits

We identified a group of nonprofits that are highly cost-effective at reducing poverty, both in the United States and abroad. For every $1 spent, these nonprofits boost income for the poor by at least $1.50 — and many by much more.

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TechnoServe

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  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  Latin America and Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact: $4,500 increases the net revenue of a small business owner by $150,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Friends Of Raising the Village

  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  Uganda

Impact: $70 increases income for a farming family living in extreme poverty by $660.
Governance: Passes checks

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LivelyHoods

  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  Kenya

Impact: $60 increases the earnings of an unemployed young person or woman by $290.
Governance: Passes checks

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iDE

  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  Zambia

Impact: $120 increases the earnings of a smallholder farming family in Zambia by $520.
Governance: Passes checks

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BRAC USA

  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  Uganda

Impact: $40 increases the earnings of an adolescent girl by $190.
Governance: Passes checks

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Upaya Social Ventures

  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  India

Impact: $220 increases the income for a person living in poverty by $800.
Governance: Passes checks

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Village Enterprise

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  Poverty - Livelihood Support|  Sub-Saharan Africa

Impact: $140 increases the consumption expenditure of a household living in poverty by $420.
Governance: Passes checks

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Opportunity Junction

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  Poverty - Workforce Training|  Contra Costa County, CA

Impact: $14,000 increases the earnings of a person living in poverty by $44,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Laboratoria

  Poverty - Workforce Training|  Latin America

Impact: $4,200 increases the income for an underserved Latin American woman by $12,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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Per Scholas

  Poverty - Workforce Training|  6 states in the U.S.

Impact: $8,000 increases the earnings of a low­-income adult by $13,000.
Governance: Passes checks

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