5 facts about global poverty that will inspire you

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty 2017

Poverty is not new, but the problem persists. Most recent estimates say that 795 million people in the world go to bed hungry. That’s a huge percentage of the world population. It’s hard to imagine just how much suffering is occurring around the world as you read this. When you look at it this way, things can start to look pretty bleak.

At TPO Mobile, we like to focus on the good in people. We think poverty is as bad as anyone does, but that there’s also a lot of good to be seen. There are ways we can help, and build a better world together. For International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, we’ve gathered 5 positive facts about poverty around the world. We hope they brighten your day and inspire you to take action!


1. Things are getting better, gradually

There are more countries experiencing improvements in living conditions and average income than countries experiencing the opposite.


2. And the forecast for the near future is…good

Though there were over 850 million people living In poverty in 2012—12% of the world population then—the World Bank predicted that the poverty number would drop below 10% in the next few years.


3. In fact, we’re ahead of schedule

The world achieved the first Millennium Development Goal—to halve the poverty rate among developing countries—five years ahead of schedule in 2010.


4. Education lifts people out of poverty

A child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5. World literacy rates are increasing.


5. You can fight poverty using just your mobile phone

We find new ways to do good every day. Our options for doing good are literally expanding in all directions. We think one of the best ways to fight poverty is by slightly changing the stuff we use every day. What better day to do it than the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty? That’s why TPO Mobile lets you give 10% of your monthly bill to any cause you like—at no cost to you. It means you can fight poverty and help the world’s poorest people just by using your phone, which you do anyway! It’s really that simple. You switch, save and support good causes with a TPO Mobile prepaid plan. Click below to choose your brand new plan and do good.

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