Ever wondered how many people live in poverty? It’s actually estimated that nearly half of the world’s population live on less than $2.50 per day, and coming over a whopping 3 million people, that can make this cause seem completely overwhelming and quite frankly, unfathomable. India alone houses almost ⅓ of the world’s poverty population which is why we focused on starting our work there.
Cost of Living is Lower in Villages
Just like in America, the suburbs and rural neighborhoods have a lower cost of living than the densely packed urban cities. What a steady job can buy you in the villages of India is vastly different than the tiny room in a slum which you’d share with 3 other people if you lived in a major metropolis. And we really think about it, even America boomed when our grandparents left their poor tenement apartments in the city, moved to the suburbs, started buying houses and living that white picket fence life. Why not work to build the same opportunity in developing nations?
Villages Need Opportunity
The saying goes, build it and they will come, however THR3EFOLD is banking on the reverse, build where they are and they won’t have to leave. Many people in India leave their villages to migrate to the big cities of Mumbai because there are just no jobs, not enough opportunity at home. Imagine instead if they had a robust economy to afford them the lives they deserve without having to leave their families or ever be susceptible to poor working conditions or slavery.
So while we will continue to work with factories who are specifically employing women rescued out of sex trafficking and people working to get out of the slums, we also seek to partner with excellent factories who focus on building economy in the rural villages around the world. We can begin to make poverty history by preventing it in the first place! That’s a goal worth working for in our opinion.
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