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MPA is a local 501c3 that partners with great grassroots organizations in Africa to help them reach more people faster with creative microfinancing loans, business education, and income-skills building. We empower those living in extreme poverty to lift themselves up with dignity.

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World Vision is a Christian humanitarian organization dedicated to working with children, families, and their communities worldwide to reach their full potential by tackling the root causes of poverty and injustice. Working in nearly 100 countries around the world, we serve all people, regardless of religion, race, ethnicity, ...See More or gender. Show Less
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WKSU News 
... things we just mentioned you're talking about leaving people out in the streets,” Cole said. The "State of Poverty" report also found 40,000 households where grandparents are the primary caregivers, which Cole says is rising because of the drug ... See more..
Clinton Herald 
McCulloh began the evening with handouts for the audience about ALICE, a United Way project that stands for Asset Limited, Income Constrained, Employed, meaning people who earn more than the U.S. poverty line, but less than the basic cost of living. See more..
Alabama Today 
“Re-Invention's mission is to eradicate poverty,” Guthrie said. “What I've discovered in my life is that poverty isn't really a financial issue; it's a spiritual issue. It's something that is deep inside somebody. Re-Invention is making the commitment ... See more..
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WNWO NBC 24 
The number of people living in poverty in Lucas County is falling, but is still well above the state average.A new report by the Ohio Association of Community ... See more..
stjoechannel.com 
Recently released data outlines poverty prevalence in Missouri. Nodaway County has the highest percentage in northwest Missouri at 22.9 percent. Data comprised by the Missouri Community Action Networks is based off the most recent census data from ... See more..
Next City 
When Jorge Sanchez thinks about the entrepreneurial landscape in McAllen, Texas, the chamber of commerce vice president considers it largely untapped. The next great entrepreneur could be someone living in poverty and wondering if he'll ever get to ... See more..
The Philadelphia Tribune 
WASHINGTON — A new Federal Reserve survey has found that children who grew up in poverty were twice as likely to struggle with financial challenges later in life, Fed Chair Janet Yellen said Thursday. The survey showed that more than half of young ... See more..
The Montclarion (subscription) 
Two Montclair State students joined members of ONE, an organization which fights extreme poverty, in Washington, D.C. earlier this month to lobby with senators and representatives about bills in support of their cause. Public Health graduate student ... See more..
Wall Street Journal (subscription) 
Thomas Sowell”s vision describes exactly the issues and potential for Latinos in the U.S. For Latinos as for blacks, education and a values-based culture are the keys to success, while a focus on racism, victimhood and the entertainment culture will ... See more..
Daily Republic 
When attendees arrived at McCook Central School for the simulation, put on by Unite Church in Salem, they were presented with a story outlining a real-life story from someone who lives a life of poverty, and then were tasked with "surviving" the two ... See more..
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Overview

Over three billion people—nearly half of the world’s population—live in poverty.1 Of these, one billion people live in extreme poverty, which is defined as living on less than $1 USD per day.2 Nearly 20,000 children die each day due to poverty and poverty-related illnesses.3

The United Nations estimates that from 2010–2012, nearly 870 million people suffered from chronic undernourishment as a result of poverty.4 Additionally, over 780 million people do not have access to clean water and 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation.5 Poor water quality and inadequate sanitation contributes to 2.3 billion cases of waterborne diseases each year, such as cholera and diarrhea.6 Diarrhea is the second leading cause of death of children under the age of five, and 760,00 children are killed annually diarrheal diseases.7 Each year over 3.5 million people are killed by preventable, infectious diseases because they are unable to receive preventative vaccinations or treatment due to poverty.8

Poverty also hinders the education of many children and adults around the world. In 2012, 63 million school-aged children were not enrolled in school.9 Additionally, close to 250 million children in low and middle-income countries are unable to read.10 Moreover, an estimated 775 million adults worldwide lack basic literacy skills.11 In particular, girls and children with disabilities are often excluded from attending school in impoverished regions.12


The global income gap is still very high, and the top 20% of the world’s population accounts for nearly 70% of the world’s income.13 The Gini coefficient is a measure of income distribution across a country, and the lower the Gini score the more equitably the country’s wealth is distributed, and the higher a score the more income inequality exists within the country.14 Data shows that middle-income countries often experience the most income inequality, and Eastern Europe and Asia both experienced increases in their Gini score in recent years.15  Latin America is the region with the highest Gini score while sub-Saharan Africa has seen a decrease in their Gini score since the 1990s.16

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1 http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats
2 http://www.who.int/hdp/poverty/en/
3 http://www.unicef.org/media/media_56045.html
4 http://www.worldhunger.org/articles/Learn/world%20hunger%20facts%202002.htm
5 http://www.unwater.org/water-cooperation-2013/water-cooperation/facts-and-figures/en/
6 http://www.thp.org/learn_more/issues/know_your_world_facts_about_hunger_and_poverty
7 http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs330/en/
8 http://www.who.int/tdr/stewardship/global_report/en/
9 http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_61659.html
10 Ibid
11 http://www.speakingbooks.com/impact/overview.html
12 http://www.unicef.org/education/bege_61659.html
13 http://www.unicef.org/socialpolicy/files/Global_Inequality.pdf
14 http://www.unicef.org/socialpolicy/files/Global_Inequality.pdf
15 Ibid

16 Ibid
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Homelessness throughout the world is becoming increasingly more common since many countries are finding it difficult to recover from the global economic crisis. Official data on homelessness worldwide is difficult to attain since the numbers fluctuate based on civil unrest and natural disasters, and many countries have differing legal definitions of homelessness.1 However, in 2005 the United Nations estimated the total number of homeless individuals to be over 100 million globally, and this number has most likely increased in recent years.2 The European Union is currently facing the controversial topic of the criminalization of homelessness throughout EU member states.3 The mandates to criminalize homelessness and public begging are being brought down from local, regional, and national governments.4 Legislation and ordinances have been passed that make it ...See More illegal for people to sleep in public places.5 The governments are claiming that rampant homelessness makes cities unlivable and that it can cause public health issues.6 Homeless and poverty stricken individuals throughout Europe face daily discrimination and it is this discrimination that allows the perpetuation of these laws.7 The laws that the EU is passing to criminalising homelessness signify that poverty itself is a crime.8 By not providing adequate welfare services to the European poor, governments are denying citizens of their basic human rights.9 One way that governments can help the homeless is by avoiding the "dualization" of the criminal and social services systems.10 Show Less