To Bless Africa

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Get Going Already!

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An encouraging study by Brookings researchers – made popular when it was tweeted by Bill Gates yesterday as these things tend to go – has looked at the number of people living in extreme poverty (defined as living on less than $1.25/day) around the world.

In exciting-good-news, that number is apparently decreasing and will continue decreasing over the next few decades, thanks largely to increased economic growth and employment opportunities in China and India. Woot!

In considerably-less-exciting-bad-news, sub-Saharan Africa overtook India as having the greatest number of people in that demographic somewhere around 2010 with over 400 Million people, which means that around 1 in 2 people in sub-Saharan Africa live on less than $1.25/day.

Which to me says that we should hurry up and get this show on the road already! Come on!!!

Check out the original study here: http://www.brookings.edu/research/interactives/2013/ending-extreme-poverty#b10g18t20w13

Author: to bless africa

We're a little multicultural family with roots in some three continents and routes through a couple more, who serve a great God whose love has taken us to far away Africa - through countries whose peoples and cultures we've in turn come to love deeply. Through our lives and this blog, we seek to explore, discuss and find more effective methods of bringing sustainable, measurable blessing to communities across this beautiful continent, and seek to encourage others into looking at how they can engage. @dantheandrade

2 thoughts on “Get Going Already!

  1. …and perhaps decreasing because of inflation, where $1.25 is worth a bit less each year.

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