OUR JOB IS TO GET RESULTS. WE KNOW THAT OUR RESULTS DEPEND ON THE QUALITY OF OUR PARTNERSHIPS.

 

We work with partners worldwide to tackle critical problems in five program areas. Our Global Health Division aims to reduce inequities in health by developing new tools and strategies to reduce the burden of infectious disease and the leading causes of child mortality in developing countries. Our Global Development Division focuses on improving the delivery of high-impact health products and services to the world’s poorest communities and helps countries expand access to health coverage. Our Global Growth & Opportunity division focuses on creating and scaling market-based innovations to stimulate inclusive and sustainable economic growth. we works to improve high school and postsecondary education, and support vulnerable children and families. And our Global Policy & Advocacy Division seeks to build strategic relationships and promote policies that will help advance our work. Our approach to grantmaking in all five areas emphasizes collaboration, innovation, risk-taking, and, most importantly, results.

WHERE WE WORK

Rather than look at the challenges that people face by region we identify challenges that can be tackled on a global level. We work with partners that can help to affect change globally, and then scale solutions to a local level.

 


Our Missions To Achieve Our Vision


ENSURE MORE CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE SURVIVE AND THRIVE
The path out of poverty begins when the next generation can access quality healthcare and a great education.
EMPOWER THE POOREST ESPECIALLY WOMEN AND GIRLS, TO TRANSFORM THEIR LIVES
That by giving people the tools to lead healthy, productive lives, we can help them lift themselves out of poverty.
COMBAT INFECTIOUS DISEASES THAT PARTICULARLY AFFECT THE POOREST
We can save lives by delivering the latest in science and technology to those with the greatest needs.
INSPIRE PEOPLE TO TAKE ACTION TO CHANGE THE WORLD
Our resources alone are not enough, so we work to change public policies, attitudes, and behaviors to improve lives.
WORKING TOGETHER IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES
We recognize that improving people’s lives often happen at the local level, where individuals take action in their own communities.

Facts About Global Poverty

  • Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population — more than 3 billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day. More than 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day.
  • 1 billion children worldwide are living in poverty. According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty.
  • 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat. Food banks are especially important in providing food for people that can’t afford it themselves. Run a food drive outside your local grocery store so people in your community have enough to eat.
  • More than 750 million people lack adequate access to clean drinking water. Diarrhea caused by inadequate drinking water, sanitation, and hand hygiene kills an estimated 842,000 people every year globally, or approximately 2,300 people per day.
  • In 2011, 165 million children under the age 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition.
  • Preventable diseases like diarrhea and pneumonia take the lives of 2 million children a year who are too poor to afford proper treatment.
  • As of 2013, 21.8 million children under 1 year of age worldwide had not received the three recommended doses of vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
  • 1/4 of all humans live without electricity — approximately 1.6 billion people.
  • 80% of the world population lives on less than $10 a day.
  • Oxfam estimates that it would take $60 billion annually to end extreme global poverty--that's less than 1/4 the income of the top 100 richest billionaires.
  • The World Food Programme says, “The poor are hungry and their hunger traps them in poverty.” Hunger is the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.

WORKING TOGETHER IN OUR LOCAL COMMUNITIES

We recognize that improving people’s lives often happen at the local level, where individuals take action in their own communities.

CONNECT WITH US

Contact Info

  • +1 941 2273827
  • info@desouzafoundation.org
  • http://desouzafoundation.org/
  • Miami Beach, FL USA