Name: Harper Meyerson
Location: St Andrews, Scotland
Role: Political Affairs Team member
Fundraising Goal: £600
Hiya! I am fundraising for The Borgen Project this Summer and Autumn because I believe in their high-efficiency approach to ending extreme poverty around the world by lobbying the world’s major powers to spend more on international aid. As a student of International Relations and Economics with a focus on development and behavioral models, I am acutely aware of the outsized impacts poverty reduction can have on welfare and human rights. A call, email, or meeting with a local MP or a donation to The Borgen Project to fund advocacy efforts can go a long way in supporting an increase in Overseas Development Assistance funding back to pre-COVID levels. With one simple vote, passed with your support, the UK parliament could increase funding by billions and improve the lives of millions around the world. Help fight extreme poverty and hunger around the world by contributing to my fundraiser.