UnPoverty is possible. More than 1 billion people live on $1 per day. We can end this level of extreme poverty during our lifetime. Doing so requires those of us with financial resources to offer these people a hand up. With the right inputs, the poor themselves will work their way up the poverty ladder.
At its core extreme poverty is the lack of income. The solution is microfinance. But the poor also have other needs. Here are eight specific organizations with longstanding, extremely successful programs. Each one focuses on a different dimension. If you are not already contributing to a charity that empowers poor people in the developing world, you are encouraged to select one of these “best buys.” Click on their logo and make a gift on their websites.
Habitat for Humanity
International Justice Mission