Around the world, over one billion people live in extreme poverty, defined as living on less than one dollar a day. This means people haveing to make choices between food and medicine, or which child gets medical care. All of the memebers of BeadforLife were living in extreme poverty before joining -- now they are eating well, sending their children to school, and starting small businesses.
Exteme poverty can be ended. BFL members are typical of impoverished people around the world -- determined, hardworking, and smart, but lacking opportunities to lift their families from poverty.
Here are ways you can make a difference on extreme poverty worldwide.