Fighting Poverty, One Day’s Wage
In Burma, a teacher works to educate children while living on only $40 year. In Seattle, WA, Eugene Cho works to find a way to make his/her life easier. Cho is the founder of One Day’s Wages, a nonprofit organization fighting extreme world poverty.
ODW isn’t looking to promote any one nonprofit or group. They just want people to start realizing that even with a small amount of effort and money they can make a big difference. Cho says in the video, by bringing people together, ODW can help “make a dramatic impact in the fight against extreme global poverty.”
To ensure the money is used effectively, ODW has a “hands on approach” to the funds. After they find efficient and effective nonprofit partners, they monitor the progress of the group’s project and ask for documents, write-ups, photography, and video reports to keep tabs on the completion of a project. Sometimes they even send staff and volunteers (on their own budget) to make sure the funds are being used efficiently and correctly.