A drop becomes a ripple, a ripple becomes a wave
According to the World Bank, in 2015, 736 million people, 10% of the world’s population, lived on less than £1.50 a day. More than half of these people live in Sub-Saharan Africa – most of them live in rural areas, are poorly educated, employed in the agricultural sector, and under 18 years of age. Things have improved a lot in the last 25 years, but for those who have been able to move out of poverty, progress is often temporary: Economic shocks, food insecurity and climate change threaten to rob them of their hard-won gains and force them back into poverty
The work to end extreme poverty is far from over. Access to good schools, health care, electricity, safe water, and other critical services remains elusive for many people. We recognise that one person cannot change the world but they can change the world for one person, so we are seeking to inspire and enable a wave of “starfish throwers”, to make an impact on physical and spiritual poverty – one person at a time!