1,927,058 people have helped raise more than $5,173,034 for 249 projects

Poverty

Where does this issue fit into the Sustainable Development Goals?

Goal 1: End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making. Economic growth must be inclusive to provide sustainable jobs and promote equality.

Facts & Figures

  • 836 million people still live in extreme poverty
  • About one in five persons in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day
  • The overwhelming majority of people living on less than $1.25 a day belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa
  • High poverty rates are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries
  • One in seven children under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age
  • Every day in 2014, 42,000 people had to abandon their homes to seek protection due to conflict
Find out more about this Sustainable Development Goal.

The issues

Background info and projects we've funded to address these issues
- Poverty & hunger
- Water & Sanitation
- Health
- Education
- Energy
- Food Security
- Gender Equality
- Maternal Health
- Ensuring Environmental Sustainability

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Empowering Communities in Bangladesh Bangladesh , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

Bangladesh To strengthen community resilience to prepare and respond to the risks associated with disasters and climate change by fostering economic empowerment, inclusive leadership and disaster preparedness.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 30,001

Raised from 8,679 people


Women's financial literacy, Malawi Malawi , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Malawi CARE will work with 20,000 women from 1,000 village savings and loans groups in Lilongwe, Dowa and Kasungu Districts, to overcome chronic hunger by expanding their farms or micro-businesses. It will facilitate women’s access to finance, training and markets.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,004

Raised from 10,275 people


Supporting rural families, Cambodia Cambodia , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Cambodia This program will support poor, rural farming families in Ratanakiri and Koh Kong Provinces through farmer training, provision of water and sanitation services, health programs and development of home gardens.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 25,000

Raised from 11,523 people


Women's safe home, Pune India , RUN BY: Sangam World Centre

India This project improves the the lives of women and children who have been found living on the streets of Pune, India through maintaining the Safe Home they live in with a new coat of paint and purchase of essential hygiene supplies.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 565

Raised from 259 people


Building housing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia Cambodia , RUN BY: Tabitha Foundation

Cambodia As an alternative to Schoolies, 18 Mosman High year 12 students are travelling to Cambodia to build houses for local Cambodians living in poverty. All donations made by Travel Insurance Direct customers will be matched dollar to dollar to meet the target of funding the materials to build seven houses.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 5,288

Raised from 2,659 people


Establish village goat banks, Saysathan district Lao PDR , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Lao PDR Reduce rural poverty by creating sustainable incomes from a 'goat bank'

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 27,002

Raised from 11,164 people


Suspension bridge project, Po Nowan Village Lao PDR , RUN BY: World Expeditions

Lao PDR Construction of an affordable and effective bridge to improve access to highland farmland & secure food sources, also allowing trekkers to visit the village and create eco-tourism income.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 5,501

Raised from 1,926 people


Drought & farming program, Eastern Highlands Papua New Guinea , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Papua New Guinea Teach 8000 highlanders how to culture drought resistant crops, increase food security and improve nutrition.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,408

Raised from 7,405 people


Mini Market and Bus Shelter Timor-Leste , RUN BY: CARE Australia

Timor-Leste Develop rural transportation and market infrastructure to encourage entrepreneurship and link rural communities with essential services in two sub-districts of Bobonaro.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,412

Raised from 8,185 people


Orphan Care, KwaZulu-Natal province South Africa , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

South Africa Feeding orphans and other vulnerable people, and providing them with everyday care and sustainable food security.

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 20,011

Raised from 7,503 people


Orphan Care, Zimbabwe Zimbabwe , RUN BY: Oxfam Australia

Zimbabwe Provide educational support and care to 30 Orphans affected by HIV/AIDS in Zimbabwe

This project is 100% Funded

 

  

AUD 6,304

Raised from 2,198 people