Thursday, 5 September 2013

Officially Open - Today we launch!

The day I have been waiting for long time to arrive has come! We launched Give Aid Direct today - the website is open for donations, interaction, and most importantly feedback.

Please visit the website, tell us what you think, and perhaps you'll consider making a donation too? Even £1 will go to a worthy recipient and help us test that our technology bubble and string is hanging together.

We've put the site together to begin to enable person-to-person giving, while providing the dignity of choice to people affected by disasters. Through both cash donations and loans to individuals and projects, Give Aid Direct works to tackle the devastating impacts of drought, floods, food shortages, and other disasters, as well as the cycle of stresses and shocks that come with chronic poverty.

We believe in the capacity of individuals to make the best decisions for themselves and their families when affected by disasters. We believe in minimum administration costs and maximum impact, with money - not stuff - going directly to those who need it urgently. We use mobile technology where possible to transfer funds directly, saving time and ensuring accessibility to people in the most rural of places, and irrespective of literacy rates, infrastructure and security.

We love it if you would tell us what you think, consider donating, and share our site with your 5 of your friends.


  1. Congratulations to all! May this go from strength to stength

  2. Well done, it's a great project and I wish you lots of success !!