About poverty

Why help developing countries and impoverished people around the globe?

Millennium Development Goal 1: Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger

The Millennium Development Goals call for reducing the proportion of people living on less than US$1 a day to half the 1990 level by 2015: from 28.3 per cent of all people in low and middle income economies to 14.2 per cent. The goals also call for halving the proportion of people who suffer from hunger between 1990 and 2015.

Sixty projects. Twenty one countries that need you the most.

Why does IFED, an “economic development” non-profit, put so much time and effort and so many resources into education? The answer is simple: there cannot be sustainable economic development without a foundation, and such foundation is based on an educated population, whether on a local, regional or countrywide basis.

Did you know?

• No country has achieved continuous and rapid economic growth without at least 40 percent of adults being able to read and write. (Results.org)

• Failing to offer girls the same educational opportunity as boys costs developing countries $92 billion each year. (Plan International)

• Theories of human capital have proven that an increase in the level of education will reduce illiteracy levels which will in turn result into improvement in human capital leading to economic development, therefore there is need to invest in education in developing countries so that to improve the current situation in the economy. (Build-My-School.com).

Now you know… “IF EDucation, all things are possible.”