The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation By Kari Savoie
The BasicsGives out $26,194,000,000in grants annuallyGives out $15,271,000,000in grants for Global HealthHas 2 types of programs-Agricultural Development(includes water, sanitation,and hygiene), and GlobalHealth
Mission of Foundation The goal of the Gates Foundation is to "increase opportunities for people in developing countries to overcome hunger and poverty."
Bill GatesBill Gates was born onOctober 28th, 1955 inSeattle, WA. When he was13, we knew he wanted to bea computer programmer.He started Microsoft andbecame one of the richestpeople in the world.
Melinda Gates Melinda French was born on August 15, 1964 in Dallas, Texas. In 1987, she joined the company called Microsoft and eventually married Bill Gates and became Melinda Gates in 1994.
Interesting Facts2.5 million people live on less than $1 a day3/4 of 1.1 billion people living on less than $1 aday live in rural areas1 billion people live in chronic hunger
Agricultural Development Farmers in rural areas face four challenges. They lose the nutrients of their soil from overuse, they lack farming tools, their crops are threatened by diseases, droughts, or pests, and they usually live a fair distance away from any market.
Water, Sanitation, and HygienePoor sanitation kills 1.6million children annually.In many poor countries,people use the restroom outin the open or in drinkingwater.What does the Foundationdo to help?
Global HealthTries to make advancements in technology to support healthon poor countries.Tries to fight diseasesHas three main programs- Discovery, Delivery, and Policyand Advocacy