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The One Days Wages Movement
Over 1.2 billion people live in extreme poverty in the world today.
61 million school aged children are out of school, with over half in sub-Saharan Africa.
Nearly 900 million people do not have access to clean water. Lack of basic sanitation and unclean water causes 80 percent of illness and disease.
Who is ODW?
ODW was founded in 2009 by Eugene and Minhee Cho, an average family with three children living in Seattle. After having the opportunity to travel to developing nations to see with their own eyes some of the faces behind the statistics above, they decided to contribute their entire year's wages for 2009 ($68,000) to help kick-start ODW. Today, One Day’s Wages is a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. We promote awareness, invite simple giving, and support sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions. Our support comes from people, companies, schools, and faith groups all over the country and the world who are inspired to donate their one day’s wages, campaign for a cause through a birthday, or do another kind of campaign. In our opinion, everyone can be a philanthropist by giving simply and regularly. Through these activities, we are sharing the movement, inspiring others to join, and raising awareness for the causes we work on. Our organization is not just about giving money toward issues of poverty, we want to inspire people to care about justice, and show them that together, we can alleviate extreme global poverty.
Who are our partners on the ground?
We live our mission through partnerships with small, grassroots organizations that share our values: sustainability, transparency, and development that is community-led and based on solid data. We focus our support on 7 main issues, women’s empowerment, agricultural and economic development, health, education, clean water, human trafficking, and disaster relief. Many of our partner organizations are small and don’t always have the resources to actively search for funding. We prioritize projects that align with the 8 Millennium Development goals and take place in countries classified as low or medium income by the United Nation’s Human Development Index. These partners are organizations that we have vetted thoroughly, through a multi-stage process that culminates with a partnership.
What is our impact?
We recently reached our fifth anniversary as an organization. In the past five years, we have funded over 67 projects through 2.35 million dollars in donations. 100% (minus credit card fees) of our donations go directly to our projects taking place on the ground, impacting real people. Over 11,000 people have joined our movement, all making an impact throughout the world, and half of our donations are typically under $50. Over the past five years, we have worked on 10 clean water projects, which has helped 30,000 people gain access to clean drinking water. Our largest grant ever, $75,360 to The Adventure Project, helped 5,750 people in Uganda gain access to clean water by repairing 23 broken wells. We've allocated $239,849 to eight different organizations working to improve maternal health, benefiting a total of 30,196 people in seven different countries.