1.2 billion people live on less than $1.25 a day (More Details)
Poverty is a complex problem, and finding real, long-term solutions requires wholistic, integrated strategies that address those complexities. The diagram below illustrates just some of the factors contributing to poverty that must be addressed.
Sustainable solutions to poverty can only be achieved at the initiative of the poor themselves. Delivering services will provide short-term relief, but can create unhealthy dependencies in the long run that stifle initiative and productivity.
Community Health Evangelism is a holistic development strategy that recognizes the complexities of poverty and involves the poor in assessing their own needs and creating their own solutions using local resources.
Organizations around the world are using CHE to alleviate poverty in villages and slums. Choose one of the following organizations and join in the fight: