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Oppi is about having fun giving. Handmade by Jane Trentham, every item of Oppi babywear is sewn from organic, fair trade or upcycled fabric. With each item of Oppi babywear you buy, we give to Tutela Africa; supporting family-based childcare for Mozambique's orphans and most vulnerable children.

Global poverty is reducing

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Global poverty is reducing

Jane Trentham

Earlier this year we announced Oppi’s partnership with Tutela Africa. For every item of Oppi babywear you buy, 10% of that purchase supports family centred childcare in Mozambique.

Approximately 61% of Mozambicans still live on less than $1.25 a day (the measure of extreme poverty). This is much improved from 1996, when a national household survey indicated that 81% of the population lived in extreme poverty (The World Bank via Gapminder). Although still considered a very poor country, children and families in Mozambique are continuing to see improvements. Tutela Africa exist to be a part of that positive change.

 

Graph showing a downward trend in both Extreme poverty and Child mortality in Mozambique (and other developing countries) between 1996 and 2009 (Gapminder)

 

There is reason to hope: global poverty is reducing

Mozambique is not alone in seeing a drop in extreme poverty; it appears the trend is global. This this gives reason to believe that the UN’s aim to 'Eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, by 2030really could be possible. 

I recently watched an incredible video, 'Don't Panic - End Poverty'. In this documentary Hans Rosling uses interactive graphs and follows real families from around the world to highlight:

  • The causes of poverty are reducing
  • There are greater numbers of people now living on more than $1.25 a day
  • The social and health impact that increased wealth can have on the lives of real families

There are few news reports at the moment which give me reason to hope, but this one does. Along with Jonny and Becky Wakely who are establishing Tutela, I am going to believe that by 2030 we are going to see the end of extreme poverty for families and children of Mozambique.