Monthly Archives:: May 2013

125,000 people escape poverty every day.

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A generation ago in 1993, 1.9 billion people – nearly half the world’s men, women, and children – lived on this very thin line between subsistence and hunger. Since then poverty totals have been falling fast – and in fact falling more rapidly as time passes. The most recent estimates, done last month by the World Bank, find the totals down to 1.2 billion people and 17.5 percent of population.