Aid and Development – How you can Help!
One in three people in the world lives in poverty. Thousands of people die every day for lack of access to safe drinking water or basic medicines.
Young people are taken out of school and sent to work so that families can earn enough to survive. And only 8 billionaires, all men, have the same wealth as 3.6 billion people.
The Fair Future Foundation is committed to changing this world and to start in South East Asia – we believe a just world without poverty is possible.
This will be done by ensuring universal access to affordable health care, clean water, and quality education. We need to make sure that people have access to safe, well-paid work, and that communities are supported to adapt to the changing conditions of the world around them, including the weather.
As a wealthy nation, we have both the capacity and the responsibility to support communities around the world so that they too can benefit from the gains of development.
We have made great strides in recent decades with halving global poverty, achieving 90% primary school enrollment globally, and halving infant and maternal mortality.
This progress has been made possible by aid and development finance. But right now, aid from our friendly governments is at its lowest level ever as a proportion of the budget, at just 0.23% of gross national income on average!
We must continue to unite to fight poverty so that we can empower more communities to build better lives.
Indonesians still live below the poverty line
of the entire population remains vulnerable of falling into poverty
of children under 5 are stunted
Let’s look at the numbers in Indonesia
Out of a population of around 268.2 million, about 25.1 million Indonesians still live below the poverty line.
approximately 20.6% of the entire population remains vulnerable of falling into poverty, as their income hovers marginally above the national poverty line.
5% of the population earns less than $ 1.9 per day, or more than 13 million people.
COVID-19 in Indonesia – There is the projection
The economic impact is expected to be significant and may lead to an overall recession of the country.
Millions of people will be pushed into poverty.
The poverty rate will increase to 12.4 percent, implying 8.5 million more people will become poor.
The latter means that Indonesia’s progress in reducing poverty over the past decade will be reversed.
The implication of this is that Indonesia needs to expand its social protection programs to help the new poor in addition to the existing poor.
Extreme inequality: A barrier to poverty reduction
The gap between rich and poor grows wider every year and leads to huge differences in life chances. It exacerbates existing inequalities in other areas, such as those based on gender, geography, ethnicity, race, caste or religion.
It damages our economies, fuels public anger across the globe, and stands in the way of eliminating global poverty.
While public services are suffering from chronic underfunding or being outsourced to private companies, many governments are under-taxing corporations and wealthy individuals, losing significant amounts of money that could be invested in schools, hospitals, and roads.
Corporate tax dodging costs poor countries at least $100 billion every year.
Fight for a more equal world
We have extensive experience in implementing programs and campaigns that advance human rights, access to healthcare, education, water, or electricity!
Our key approaches include
- Invest in work on tax justice and domestic resources mobilization and advocate fairer pro-poor taxation policies.
- Support civil society to monitor public finance and to hold governments accountable for the delivery of free quality services.
- Support campaigns for health and education and support organizations that work with governments on innovative ways to reach women and girls.