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Goal 1 - No Poverty

End poverty in all its forms everywhere

Poverty is a widespread phenomenon, and part of the everyday reality of much of the developing world. It occurs in many different instances and manifests itself in the form of extreme famine, a lack of adequate housing and clothing, and poor access to education, sanitation and public health.

More than 20% of the developing population lives on less than £1 a day, which calculates to a total of less than £365 a year. Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa are the two regions that are affected by poverty the worst.                            Poverty-stricken communities are sadly also often disregarded and treated with disrespect due to their socio-economic status.

The objective of SDG 1 is aimed to target the whole world and is focused on wiping out extreme poverty by 2030, i.e., to ensure that no one is living on less than £1 a day. It also aims to ensure that everyone has access to economic resources, education, sanitation and public  health, and to protect all people from natural disasters.

An Introduction to Goal 1

Written and created by our Marketing Team

Our Data

Number of local people in developing countries
collecting regular income directly from GVI

Total amount raised by the GVI Trust
to support communities

Worldwide Data


836 million people

still live in extreme poverty


About one in five persons

in developing regions lives on less than $1.25 per day


One in four children

under age five in the world has inadequate height for his or her age


The overwhelming majority of people

living on less than $1.25 a day belong to two regions: Southern Asia and sub-Saharan Africa


High poverty rates

are often found in small, fragile and conflict-affected countries


Every day in 2014

42,000 people had to abandon their homes to seek protection due to conflict

Our Related UN Targets


By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children
of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions


By 2030, ensure that all men and women, particularly the poor and the vulnerable, have equal rights to economic resources, as well as access to basic services, ownership, and control over land and other forms of property, inheritance, natural resources, appropriate new technology, and financial services including microfinance

Recent Highlights & Achievements