356 million girls and boys live in extreme poverty.

That is unacceptable.

We have a long history of making an impact in some of the world’s hardest places.

We’ve been on a mission to help children and their families rise above poverty since 1995, and with the help of generous supporters like you, we’re making a difference in their lives. 

Enough is enough. The statistics below aren't just statistics. They represent real boys, girls, and their families. Together, we can make a difference in their lives.


of the world's extremely poor are concentrated in India, Nigeria, Democratic Republic of Congo, Ethiopia, & Bangladesh.

of the world's poorest people live in Africa.

of the worldwide poor live in rural areas.

We work where children need us most


Children and their families across Africa have already been struggling through a decade of climate shocks and regular food crises. Now, COVID-19 is putting immense pressure on Africa’s already fragile and overwhelmed health care system.

Through our emergency relief, health and nutrition, education, and protection programs, Global Action International is working to transform the lives of Africa’s children. 

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Asia & The Middle East

The impact of COVID-19 has led to an increase in poverty, a loss of livelihoods and less access to health and nutrition services, pushing up rates of hunger and malnutrition across Asia and the Middle East. 

Global Action International is on the ground, supporting orphans and vulnerable children, while sharing God’s love for them and their communities.

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We have been supporting communities across Latin America for nearly 30 years, responding to the needs of children and families affected by civil wars and legacies of social, political and economic exclusion, particularly of the indigenous population.

Through our networks, we assist poor, rural households through our health, nutrition, and  education programs, as well as urban youth through our violence prevention initiatives. 

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We're making an impact in some of the world's hardest places.

Years of experience
11 K+
Children lifted from poverty
Countries of operation

Unfortunately, after 25 years of progress, poverty is on the rise again

For almost 25 years, the number of people living in extreme poverty — on less than $1.90 per person per day — was steadily declining. But the trend was interrupted in 2020, when poverty rose due to the disruption caused by the COVID-19 crisis.

Around 85 million additional people could be living in extreme poverty now compared to pre-COVID-19 projections, due to the lingering effects of the pandemic, the war in Ukraine, and rising inflation.


World Poverty Map


Selectivity & Focus


We are selective and nimble, focusing on the world’s most impoverished countries. We don’t overstretch ourselves and we only work with trusted, respected, and impactful local organizations.

The current alignment of our programming focuses on 9 countries: India, Nigeria, Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Ghana, Mexico, Guatemala, and Ukraine / Romania.

India and Nigeria have over 43 million orphans, while Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan harbor over 2 million refugees fleeing violent conflict. India and sub-Saharan Africa are home to the majority of children living in extreme poverty.

 Join us in providing hope, education, healthcare, and economic opportunities for children and youth.


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