You may have noticed (perhaps via our Twitter account) that International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was a couple of days ago on October 17th. And, considering that getting rid of poverty is basically our entire purpose as an organization, it seems like a valid day to write about.
If perhaps you aren’t aware of the staggering poverty in India, a few basic statistics:
- Of the 1.237 billion people who live in India, approximately 25% of those people are impoverished [source]. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Canada, more than eight times over, living in poverty.
- One of every three malnourished children in the world live in India, and India has higher rates of malnutrition than sub-Saharan Africa [source].
- Almost 33% percent of India’s population subsists on less than $1.25 per day [source].
Clearly, there is much work to be done for and with the people of India.
If you want to make a donation to thisvillage so we can help our friends in Bandanpally escape from poverty, you can visit our Donate page. If you’re curious as to how we’re going to do that, check out our Approaches page.
— Christie Esau