According to a report by The World Bank, one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries, the total number of people living in extreme poverty globally in 2013 was 766 million.1 Forty percent of that population lives in Asia.2
That means every day, 306 million people in Asia fight to survive on less than $2 (USD) a day. Generation after generation has remained trapped within the vicious cycle of poverty—it’s all they have known and will continue to know unless something is done.
Thanks to our partners and donors, together we are striking at the heart of poverty. Through income-generating gifts—including livestock or tools such as sewing machines and pull carts—distributed by GFA-supported workers, we are giving individuals, families and entire communities a way out of destitution.
Please join us this month as we intercede for those caught in poverty and the various ways GFA is working to help them.