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THE CAUSE

Poverty compounds mankind’s worst dilemmas.

Eradicating it would mean an end to much of the world’s hunger, childhood mortality, violence, social injustice and ecological destruction. 

Nearly half of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50 a day. Economic development at the individual, community and country levels is critical to driving true and lasting change.


THE FACTS

Sixty-six percent of the world’s work falls on women’s shoulders, yet women earn only 10 percent of the
world’s income.

Attending an extra year of primary school can increase a girl’s eventual wages by 10 to 20 percent.

The world’s low income countries (2.4 billion people) account for just 2.4 percent of world exports.

Each day, poverty claims the lives of 22,000 children.

Fifty percent of the world's population lives on less than $2.50 a day.


THE FUND

The Global Impact Economic Development Fund brings together four of the most respected, best-in-the-business international organizations focused on economic development in the developing world. 

Through this fund, you will join with millions of people to change the world by helping to provide microfinance programs, training programs that foster entrepreneurship, business-building programs, asset recovery and protection services, and income and growth investment packages around the world.

Your contributions go directly to supporting real and meaningful work to improve economic development around the world.






Impact Map

WHERE WE WORK AND WHAT WE DO

Success Stories

Poultry Vendor:
Microfinance in Nigeria
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Accion
Rural Haiti:
Breeding Centers Changing Livelihoods
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Heifer International
INVEST in Women:
Women's Empowerment in Afghanistan
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Mercy Corps