What Is Poverty?
Poverty is the state of being extremely poor, which
usually leads to one lacking the ability of obtaining
Other types of poverty such as absolute poverty is
the state of one’s poor living condition and also
deprivation of shelter, food and clean water.
Statistics On Poverty
About half the world – over three billion people –
live on less than $2.50 a day, while at least 80% of
humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
22,000 children die daily due to poverty, with most
of the deaths being unknown due to them being
removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of
Nearly a billion people in the 21st century are unable
to read a book or sign their names.
How Does A Organization
Help Those Living In
Hugh Evans, 33, launched the Global Poverty
Project in 2008 to help end absolute poverty by
2030 after spending a night in a Manila slum. Then
14, Evans was shocked at the living conditions at
the slums and thus hopes to help people living in
poverty through the help of the public and the
How Did The Project
Contributed To Those
Living In Poverty?
As of 2011, under the Global Poverty Project, Evans
co-founded the Global Citizen, which allows fans to
perform anti-poverty actions to be eligible to fight for
the war against absolute poverty. With the help of
2.3 million fans, the Global Poverty Project
managed to secure funds from the governments
worldwide to help change the lives of 210 million
This project helped to provide the people living in
poverty to be able to use the funds provided by the
project to have access to clean water, food,
education, medical needs and other needs that they