Over 1 billion people, (1 in 7) around the world, still live on less than $1.25 a day (extreme poverty).
These people don’t choose what clothes to buy or where to live. They choose which child will get an education, if any.
They don’t choose if they will take their children to the doctor, ring an ambulance or just drive to the A&E. Their choice is who will not eat when they pay the hospital fees.
Extreme poverty is the difference between 1 child in 250 dying in the UK and 1 in 9 in Africa. Extreme poverty is the difference between buying your food in a shop and searching through rubbish tips to survive. Extreme poverty is the difference between a child lying safe and warm in their bed, to the children on the hard cold street, who nervously close their eyes not knowing if they will wake up.