There is so much poverty in the world but the good news is that we are making a difference. In the past 8 years the number of kids dying from measles has dropped by 78%. 22 countries have cut the rates of malaria in “half” in 6 years. According to the World Bank, in 1981 over 50% lived in extreme poverty,but today is just over 25%
There has been no generation before that has so many resources, and the ability to make the change! That’s what Abaana is helping to do! And we want to invite you to help us play our part over the next 15 years. It is estimated that it would take $175 billion dollars (116 billion pounds) a year to end extreme poverty. That is less than 1% of the combined income of the richest countries in the world. We spend much more than that in the UK alone every year on luxuries.
We can change the world, but it may mean sacrificing a little of the things that we have become used to. Thanks to donors of Abaana we have built 12 schools across Uganda. It is amazing to see the transformation a school can bring to the community.
Unicef States that:
“Education is perhaps a child’s strongest barrier against poverty, especially for girls. Educated girls are likely to marry later and have healthier children. They are more productive at home and better paid in the workplace, better able to protect themselves against HIV/AIDS and more able to participate in decision–making at all levels.”