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Yeah I did, my fault, sorry. Will be more careful in the future when using my german milestone/droid for commenting (or any other text related matter).

Since I can't delete/edit my original comment any more, here is what I intended to write:

"Yes, it’s difficult but by no mean impossible if you are willing to invest some time an thought.

As far as I know the best organisation focusing on the effectiveness of charities is www.givewell.net. Might be a good startingpoint, even if you are only donating small amounts (all their research is available online for free)."

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