The world has made huge strides in overcoming global poverty. Since 1990, more than 1.2 billion people have risen out of extreme poverty. Now, 9.2% of the world survives on less than $1.90 a day, compared to nearly 36% in 1990. But the COVID-19 pandemic threatens to reverse years of progress and drove an additional 97 million people into extreme poverty in 2020, according to World Bank estimates.
In the California Bay Area, nearly 50% of residents (2.5M residents) are low income. Globally, over 97M people have been driven to extreme poverty since the COVID pandemic. We invite you to engage to help end poverty through our local outreach ministries and partners. (SOURCES: World Vision, Bay Area Equity Atlas, Legislative Analyst’s Office, Addiction Center)