Extreme Poverty

Imagine living on less than a cup of coffee each day. Now imagine that the place you live has no electricity and no running water, except for the sewerage drain, that is an open trench running down the side of the cramped slum street. That is how at least one in four of all living human beings struggle to survive and stay healthy each day.

Key Facts

  • One in four live in extreme poverty on less than US$2 a day;
  • 1/4 of all humans live without electricity;
  • 1 in 7 people worlwide do not have enough food to eat daily;
  • Majority of the world's urban poor live in substandard slum housing.


Key Actions