What is Extreme Global Poverty?
The World Bank estimates that 1.44 billion people live in extreme poverty, earning an average of US $1.25 or less a day. However, extreme global poverty is more than simply a lack of money or material resources. Extreme Global Poverty is a condition where an individual, family, or community lacks the access to opportunity to make meaningful choices that will continually improve his or her life. By this definition, the Multidimensional Poverty Index estimates that 1.6 billion people are living in extreme poverty. According to The World Bank, roughly 385 million children live in extreme global poverty.
Extreme global poverty is a vicious cycle. This cycle is doomed to repeat itself, generation, to generation. Unless, those living in extreme poverty are given a real chance.
Our goal is that the work of Collective Humanity will help pave the way for a more sustainable and independent future for communities living in vulnerable situations around the world.
We facilitate empowerment for the communities we support by providing dignified employment opportunities, access to quality education, vocational training, and community support programs. We want at-risk communities, throughout the developing world, to be empowered with a strong foundation of economic opportunities, education, and community support, from which they can choose their future and transform their lives. We are not here to change their lives, we are here to help them change their own.