International Day for the Eradication of Poverty

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How the Unico Conservation Foundation is helping eradicate poverty

Sheree Marris

International Day for the Eradication of Poverty on the 17th of October, focuses on ending persistent poverty, respecting all people and our planet. The World Bank estimates that recent global events will push 143 and 163 million people into poverty. These ‘new poor’ will join the ranks of the 1.3 billion people already living in poverty.

There is no simple solution, it’s a multidimensional phenomenon that encompasses a lack of income, food security, basic healthcare and education.

At the Unico Conservation Foundation, we work with projects and people in developing countries through; training programs to equip communities with the skills, knowledge and resources to build sustainable livelihoods.

This includes training women to set up marine protected areas that provide food security and drives the economy through eco-tourism as well as investing in restoring fragile mangrove communities that are vital nurseries for fish.