Who is ODW?


Who is One Day's Wages?

In a phrase:

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.

One Day’s Wages is you, me, us, them: giving, dreaming, and working together to end extreme global poverty. Join the movement.

Our vision...

is to aid global issues of injustice affecting millions of people, regardless of race, culture, sex, age, or religion.

Founders' Story


Minhee and Eugene Cho

Thanks for reading this and giving us the opportunity to share a glimpse of who we are and our vision for One Day's Wages.

We're an "average family." We live in Seattle. We fell in love and married in 1997 and have three young children. We're neither poor nor rich; simply a middle class family with privilege because we know that we have so many opportunities that many in the world do not have.  Read more »

Our Vision


One Day's Wages (ODW) is a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.

Consider the impact of your one day's wages...

which is equivalent to about 0.4% of your annual salary. Check out what impact your day’s wages will have:

The numbers are staggering:

  • About 14,000 children under the age of 5 die each day from mostly preventable diseases, the majority live in the poorest regions of the world

  • 3.2 million die of water-related diseases every year. Unsafe water and lack of sanitation cause 80% of sicknesses, killing more people every year than all forms of violence, including war.

  • Nearly 1 billion people entered the 21st  century unable to read a book or sign their names.

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