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Do not donate to me!

Some people ask me if they can donate for my software. My answer invariably is they can’t, because I don’t want money. Instead I would like them to make a small donation to a good cause!

Why? Well, I’m a very lucky guy, living in the richest region of one of the richest countries of the world and having a full-time job that allows me and my family to live a comfortable life. Software is “just a hobby” which I hope is a small contribution to make the web (and by extension the world) a slightly better place.

So given that context and given the fact that there are many ways in which the world could be made a better place, I would like to ask you to donate any amount of money you think my little projects are worth to a good cause. Just pick one, click and donate!

  • Donate via GiveDirectly which helps people living in extreme poverty by making unconditional cash transfers to them via mobile phone.
  • Lend via Kiva, or send me a Kiva-voucher and I will lend with that. Kiva allows people to lend money via the Internet to low-income / underserved entrepreneurs and students in 70 countries.
  • Support La Quadrature du Net, which is one of Europe’s leading organizations promoting net neutrality, a positive reform of copyright and the protection of privacy (these guys were instrumental in defeating ACTA).
  • Mary’s Meals provides life-changing meals to some of the world’s poorest children every school day.

And there are many, many more great causes both locally and internationally that can use our help!