Poverty

Poverty Alleviation Advisory Services


Poverty

There are essentially two distinct concepts of poverty: the absolute and the relative poverty concepts. The former is normally associated with some income level required to sustain a minimum standard of living. That income level, defined as poverty line income is often used to determine whether an individual is poor or otherwise. One of the approaches adapted to measure the minimum standard of living is the basic needs approach. It looks at the economic, social, political and even cultural needs. One is said to attain a minimum standard of living if all his basic needs are satisfied.

Present status of poverty in the world

• Half the world — nearly three billion people — live on less than two dollars a day.

• The GDP (Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 Heavily Indebted Poor Countries (567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world’s 7 richest people combined.

• Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.

• Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.

• 1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world). 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, and 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million Died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000 children per day).



We offers consultancy to those who want to establish ‘for-profit social enterprises’.

• For Whom: Individuals, NGOs, corporates – CSR division, exiting entrepreneurs, philanthropists,

• Trusts, foundations of national/ international level can avail these services to start /support ‘For Profit

• Social Enterprises’

• Areas of consultancy

• 1. Social business opportunity identification,

• 2. Social business plan preparation,

• 3. Carrying out techno economic feasibility study to establish for-profit social enterprise.

• 4. Consultancy services to NGOs to help them to shift from not-for-profit status to self-Sustainable ‘for-profit social enterprise’.

• 5. Consultancy to existing social enterprises for their growth, expansion or starting a new social business.

• 6. Marketing consultancy services to franchiser as well as franchisee in social businesses.

• 7. Any other services required for promoting social entrepreneurship.