Poverty in Africa is Something we need to address!

It is estimated that by 2030, Sub-Saharan Africa will have 90% of the world’s extreme poor.

Africa is the most vulnerable continent and is growing faster in population than any other part of the world.

The average Ugandan woman has 4.6 children, adding to rapid population growth and an increase in the number of extremely vulnerable children.

The majority of those who are considered “extreme poor” live on much less than $1.90 per day, rely almost entirely on agriculture, and are under 18 years of age.

What can be done?

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“Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves; ensure justice for those being crushed. Yes, speak up for the poor and helpless, and see that they get justice.”

–Proverbs 31:8-9 (NLT)

 

 

 

 

 

World Bank (2016b) ‘Development Goals in an Era of Demographic Change’. Global Monitoring Report 2015/2016, Washington, DC: A World Bank Group Flagship Report (http://pubdocs.worldbank.org/en/503001444058224597/Global-Monitoring-Report-2015.pdf).

Watkins, Kevin and Qauttri, Maria (2016) “Child Poverty, Inequality and Demography: Why sub-Saharan Africa matters for the Sustainable Development Goals” ODI Report 2016.