Malnourishment among women, children rising in KP, Fata – Dawn com News

The survey found that 58 per cent households didn’t have access to balanced diet nationwide. — Photo by AP PESHAWAR, Nov 29: Malnourishment among women and children has increased in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Fata over the last decade and therefore, they should be provided with balanced diet for fighting diseases, say the findings of the…

The Poor in Saudi Arabia (via American Bedu)

A typical misconception of Saudi Arabia is that every Saudi is rich and has his or her own oil well.  The truth of the matter is that while the Kingdom may have some individuals who are excessively rich, some who are middle class as well as pockets of individuals who are in fact very poor. …

Tanzania: Insurance Services for ‘Poor’ Coming – Smartgrid TMCnet

Dec 07, 2010 (Tanzania Daily News/All Africa Global Media via COMTEX) — LOW income earners will have access to cheap insurance services that will cover areas of lending, agriculture and health facilities.  The 5-year project to be carried by the First Microinsurance Agency Limited (FMiA), a non profit organization will be co-financed by the Bill…

Buganda seeks to emulate Aga Khan – Independent Uganda News

                  Kabaka Mutebi addresses subjects at one function. There is a lot Buganda Kingdom can learn from the successes registered by the Aga Khan Foundation in the fight against poverty within the Ismaili and other communities. This is the key proposition made to the attendees of the…

Global faith-based aid alliance says a billion hungry wrong – EKD news

Geneva (ENI). The head of a worldwide faith-based humanitarian and development alliance has said his organization needs to take a more vocal stance on global inequalities. “We are fired up and motivated to challenge political figures, big business and the vested interests of the world’s richest nations,” ACT Alliance general secretary John Nduna said at…

Reaching the Poorest Billion – Grameen Foundation

Despite immense promise in microfinance across the globe, there are still people whose needs may not be met by the longstanding microfinance industry: these are the poorest of the poor. Grameen Foundation’s Solutions for the Poorest program is focusing its resources and expertise on ensuring the world’s poorest people have access to reliable financial services…

Over 48 per cent of Pakistani people are food insecure -Dawn com

The report says that even the better-off districts are losing the pace of development, and many people cannot earn sufficient money to meet their basic needs, like food. –Photo by AP By Amin Ahmed ISLAMABAD: Almost half of the people in the country face food insecurity which has increased because of the ‘war on terror’…

BBC: Afghans ‘blame poverty for war’ …

Many Afghans surveyed felt that foreign aid was not reaching them Poverty and unemployment are overwhelmingly seen as the main reasons behind conflict in Afghanistan, according to a survey in that country. British aid agency Oxfam – which questioned 704 Afghans – said seven out of 10 respondents blamed these factors. Taliban violence was seen…