836 million people live in extreme poverty. It exists in all corners of the globe, across all races, genders, and creeds.
Poverty is more than just a lack of money. It is linked to resources, education, basic services, hunger, employment, equality, and stability.
With such a vast and complex issue, the idea to ‘end poverty’ can seem impenetrable.
But one of the UN’s 17 sustainable development goals is ‘To eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere‘. Currently, they measure this as people living on less than $1.90 a day.
There has been huge progress on reaching this goal over recent years. Nearly 1.1 billion people have moved out of extreme poverty since 1990 and for the first time, fewer than 10% of the world’s population were living in extreme poverty in 2015.
The figures are promising, but there is still work to do. The UN cites 2030 as the year we should be seeing an end to extreme poverty. That means in just 13 years, we will be part of the generation who helped achieve this goal, or the generation that oversaw its failure.
We are the one generation to end poverty.
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