Children born into adversity frequently have avoidable illnesses and neglected health problems.


Children who worry about their next meal, access to clean water, or physical discomfort frequently miss class or do not show up.


Youth without education cannot find employment, which increases their engagement in drugs, violence, and gang membership.


Many kids living in poverty lack the necessary abilities to find employment, such as drafting resumes, interviewing, or even knowing where to look for jobs.

Making a long-lasting impression

Children International’s initiatives start young and are geared toward children and youth between the ages of 3 and 24, as well as their families, since we know that children who grow up in poverty are in danger of living in poverty as adults. Your sponsorship or donation gives kids access to employment and empowerment programs, pays educational and health care programs, and helps develop community centers, all of which help kids create a route out of poverty for their generation and the one after.

  • There are 385 million impoverished youngsters.
  • There are 2.4 billion people who do not have access to restrooms or other forms of basic sanitation.
  • There are 821 million undernourished children, adults, and women worldwide.

These startling statistics could appear to be insurmountable problems with no remedy.

Although there is no simple way out of poverty, when you look at these problems in their proper context, you can see how every one of us can contribute to ending the cycle of poverty for this generation and the one after it.

worldwide hunger and poverty

Hunger is more complicated than just a lack of food. It might also imply a deficiency in the proper meals. Food is scarce in certain parts of the world, while in others, it lacks essential vitamins, minerals, and nutrition, contributing to an obesity epidemic. Learn more about the issue of food inequity and how you can contribute.

Affluence in Africa

Africa has the poorest and least developed nations, with children making up half the population. People there struggle under harsh circumstances to escape the cycle of poverty and plan for a brighter future for their children. Learn more about the things we can do to impact Africa.