Campaign coincides with International Day for the Eradication of Poverty, Oct. 17;
Online PR News – 17-October-2019 – Faith-based mission agency GFA World (Formerly: Gospel for Asia, http://www.gfa.ca) has revealed its top tips for those who want to help end global poverty, marking International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17.
Extreme poverty - earning $1.90 or less per day - impacts 736 million people around the world, double the population of the U.S. and Canada combined. The United Nations established Oct.17 each year as International Day for the Eradication of Poverty as a campaign to end abject poverty.
Poverty is the tip of a Titanic-like iceberg, said GFA founder Dr. K.P. Yohannan who has spent his life helping the poor in Asia. Povertys hidden impacts include almost three billion people without a toilet, and one billion people without safe drinking water.
No Silver Bullet
GFAs top five global poverty-fighting tips are:
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Bhrithi, a young widow with two boys, was evicted from the roadside where she sold vegetables. Through the GFA Gift Catalogue, a donor provided a pull cart - turning Bhrithi into a mobile market and boosting her income overnight. Because she knew the gift came from Christians, she started going to church to learn about God.
Our passion is to see these precious people come to know they have incredible value in Gods eyes, and that he loves them deeply, said Yohannan. The problem of global poverty is huge, but if we each do our part, we can change the world.
Celebrating its 40th anniversary in 2019, GFA World, www.gfa.ca is a leading faith-based mission agency, bringing vital assistance and spiritual hope to millions, especially to those who have yet to hear the "good news" of Jesus Christ. In GFAs latest yearly report, this included more than 70,000 sponsored children, free medical camps conducted in more than 1,200 villages and remote communities, over 4,700 clean water wells drilled, over 11,400 water filters installed, income-generating Christmas gifts for more than 240,000 needy families, and spiritual teaching available in 110 languages in 14 nations through radio ministry. For all the latest news, visit our Press Room at https://press.gfa.org/news.
SAVE JUST ONE: Everyone can help save just one person from extreme poverty, says faith-based mission agency GFA World, http://www.gfa.ca, marking International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on October 17