It's an important question, and the numbers are staggering. The World Bank estimates that 702 million people live in "extreme global poverty" which is defined as living on less than $1.90/day (USD).
Consider the following:
Water 2.2 million people die every year from water related diseases around the world, and roughly 663 million people do not have access to clean water.
Health Approximately 35 million people are living with AIDS today, and only 13.6 people living with HIV are receiving treatment. Malaria deaths occur in 17 countries, 80% of which are children under the age of five. Read more »
Our staff – both volunteers and paid – are the heart of our organization. They are people that passionately believe in the organization, engage in important work, and help us execute the vision of our grassroots organization. Our goal is to gather a growing group of committed and passionate supporters of ODW with certain areas of expertise.
“An internship at ODW is extremely rewarding. The work you complete here is instrumental to the success of the organization. You will work on real projects and be very involved in the day-to-day operations.” –Eli Chin
All internships are part-time, unpaid, and based out of our Seattle, WA office. The internship term lasts 6 months. Read more »
One Day's Wages is committed to the highest standards of accountability and transparency, because we understand that your trust in our work and leadership is the backbone of our organization.
We work diligently to ensure that our administrative costs are low and 100% (minus transactions costs) of all public donations towards projects are allocated and invested wisely with organizations that go through our thorough grant process. We're able to donate 100% of all public donations (minus credit card costs) because our administrative costs are covered by the giving and fundraising of our respective boards.
Trace is an instrumental acoustic guitar player who lives and performs in Boulder, Colorado. He is known to fans as "The Acoustic Ninja" for his amazing fingerpicking skills. Bundy is an independent artist and his shows are largely fan-driven. He is known for his graciousness and sense of humor on stage as much as he is for his musical talent. Through his music, Trace has had the opportunity to travel to numerous places around the world. In addition to sharing the gift of his music, Trace regularly uses his platform to advocate for several organizations including One Day's Wages.
Eugene and his wife, Minhee, are the founders of One Day’s Wages. Eugene also serves as Executive Director of Q Cafe --a community non-profit cafe and music venue--and as the lead pastor of a church in Seattle, Washington. He received his B.A. from University of California, Davis and his Masters degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in New Jersey.
One Day's Wages is comprised of several layers of leadership and a growing group of men and women committed to integrity, transparency, and creativity in our international grassroots movement dedicated to ending extreme global poverty.
According to The World Bank, 702 million people live on less than US $1.90/day--the definition of those living in extreme poverty. In the midst of these staggering statistics, what can one person do? What can a person's "one day's wages" do in the face of such staggering statistics?
While we might not be able to save the world, we can absolutely make a difference. We can help change the world and in turn, be changed. While the issues are complex, experts and global organizations are in agreement: We have the capacity to end extreme global poverty.
While compassion is an important aspect of our humanity, ODW's goals are not merely to distribute funds, but rather, to partner with organizations already working to allow people to lift themselves out of poverty.