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.
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 2030' really could be possible.
- 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.