The past 20 years have seen the most successful anti-poverty push in history: with more than 1.2 billion people lifted out of extreme poverty. All we need to do is keep up the momentum. Want to learn more? Chat with us on Facebook!

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Since 1991, humanity has made tremendous strides toward improving life for the world’s poorest people. Sometimes it can feel like we are constantly being inundated with bad news. It’s worth remembering that the world community has come together in some amazing ways. Millions of people have gained access to clean water and millions more children now have access to life saving vaccines. Together, we can continue to push humanity forward.

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