Global poverty facts

facts & stats about Poverty around the World

For children in poverty, childhood is a series of setbacks that never allows them to get ahead or envision a better future. Life doesn't come with guarantees like medical treatment for illnesses, having shoes to wear to school and getting an education. Negative early experiences impact a child’s ability to grow, leaving them trapped in a cycle of poverty. Your sponsorship or gift creates lasting change for the children in the communities we serve by providing access to life-changing education programs, crucial health and dental services, career workshops and more.

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  • In 2018, an estimated 8.6 percent of the world’s population was living in extreme poverty.

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  • If you make more than $34,000 a year, you’re among the world’s richest.

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  • Children are more than twice as likely as adults to live in extreme poverty.

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With the money we spend on our pets each year, we could help end hunger around the world. Intrigued?

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