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gold bullet point More than 1 billion people live on less than $1 a day and more than 2 billion live on less than $2 a day.

gold bullet point According to the U.N., the majority of people in poverty are women, who globally earn roughly half as much as men.

gold bullet point Food prices have risen 83 percent since 2005, disproportionately affecting those in poverty who spend a higher percentage of their income on food.

gold bullet point In 2005, a conservative estimate stated that 72 million children around the world of elementary school age were not enrolled in school.

gold bullet point The richest 20 percent of the world's population receives 75 percent of the world's income, while the poorest 40 percent receive only 5 percent of the world's income.

Statistics are from the World Bank and the ONE Campaign.

During its last four-year program with DFATD:
gold bullet point CCA worked with 33 partner organizations in developing countries to deliver 60 development projects.

gold bullet point CCA's work touched the lives of over 5 million people in 24 countries throughout Asia, Africa and the Americas.

gold bullet point CCA worked with over 4,000 co-operatives, creating 169 new co-ops and strengthening others.

gold bullet point CCA mobilized over $140 million in savings. 60% of those savings were by women.

gold bullet point Over 68,000 women and 44,000 men created jobs - thanks to training and starting small businesses - and earned over $3 million in income.



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