Around the world close to a billion people live in poverty who struggle daily to afford a decent meal, a place to live, to have access to adequate healthcare and the right to basic education.
RESULTS’ issues are centred on the eight Millennium Development Goals, agreed to by 180 nations at the United Nations in 2000, which aims to halve extreme poverty by 2015.
It is a tough mission that won’t happen instantly but it is possible.
RESULTS focuses its efforts and activities on the issues where we can make the biggest impact both at home, in our region and further afield.
You can find more about how we achieve real results from our campaigns at How We Work.
ALLOWING the poor access to basic financial services can have a dramatic effect in helping them to escape poverty. It can allow them to manage their income, avoid going hungry, and even sustain self-employment.
ONE in five of the world’s adults cannot read or write. Education is a basic human right and is absolutely critical in the fight against poverty.
AN estimated 8.1 million children worldwide under the age of five die every year from largely preventable causes. Malnutrition and the lack of basic sanitation and immunisation contribute to the majority of these deaths.
OVER 6 million people die each year from HIV / AIDS, Malaria and Tuberculosis (TB) despite these diseases being preventable, and in the case of Malaria and TB, totally curable.
ACHIEVING the target of 0.5 per cent of Australia’s Gross National Income for foreign aid by 2016 is imperative. Without these necessary and vital funds a lot of these proven poverty-eradicating programs won’t be able to continue.