Deciding when and where to lend your support to an antipoverty organization can feel like a daunting task. Where does my money go? Who’s doing the most? Is this even helping? The answer is that most charitable organizations are funded by contributors like you, so your donation or gift makes a huge impact on the work we do. At Children International, 84% of our total operating expenses fund programs for children, support our dedicated staff, and build community centers in the countries we serve. So, when you make a monthly gift or donation to our organization, the majority of your dollars go toward exactly what you intended — supporting children in poverty.
Over the past 20 years, global poverty has been cut in half, with extreme poverty declining in every region of the developing world.
The current generation has been called “the first generation in history that can end extreme poverty” by the World Bank (in 2015).
In 2018, the largest source of charitable giving came from individuals.
People are giving of their time as well. In 2018, approx. 77 million Americans volunteered to make a difference.
For $30 billion, we could end world hunger. Americans throw away $165 billion a year in unwanted food.
The World Bank aims to end extreme poverty, or those who live on $1.90 a day, by 2030.
At the end of 2018, extreme poverty was at the lowest level worldwide in record history.
How will you make a difference?
A one-time donation, monthly sponsorship or supporting community centers and the teams that serve them, there’s no shortage of ways to get involved and make a difference. Children International has changed millions of lives and helped thousands of children and youth, but we can’t do it without you.
- The Economist, 2012, World Bank Research Group
- World Bank, World Bank Forecasts Global Poverty to Fall Below 10% for First Time, October 2015
- National Philanthropic Trust, 2014
- National Philanthropic Trust 2014
- United Nations, National Resources Defense Council
- Wordbank.org, Year in Review: 2018 in 14 Charts, December 21, 2018.
- Results.org, World Poverty and What You Can Do About It.
- Compassion.com, Quick Facts About Poverty.