Poverty Alleviation is the set of steps taken in an economic and humanitarian way for eradicating poverty from a country. According to the World Bank, if a person is living on $1.90 a day or less, they are living in extreme poverty, and currently, 767 million people in the world fall under that category. Poverty is pronounced deprivation in well-being and comprises many dimensions. It includes low incomes and the inability to acquire the necessary goods and services for survival with dignity. Poverty also encompasses low levels of health and education, poor access to clean water and sanitation, inadequate physical security, lack of voice, and insufficient capacity and opportunity to better one’s life. As poverty levels remained stagnant or increased despite economic growth, it became clear that change does not reduce poverty, and macroeconomic recovery does not necessarily translate into significant social improvement.
Poverty reduction is one of the world’s most critical challenges. It is proposed that the private sector has a vital role in creating the economic growth, employment, and purchasing options needed for significant poverty reduction. Poverty is highly correlated with many negative measurable aspects of standards of living. Therefore, reducing poverty can positively impact the lives of millions of people around the world. Sankofa for Peace continues to give a helping hand to the ill, poor, and needy in our community and those in some parts of Africa. We thank all of you for your contributions in cash and in-kind to SFP towards reducing poverty in our society.
Sankofa for Peace is a charity organization with 501(c)(3) and Tax-Deductible status which seeks to promote and support mental healthcare access and wellness for individuals and families, the homeless, refugees, and immigrants through service, charity, and advocacy.
Creating mental health access and wellness for the homeless, refugees, and migrants