United Nations Millennium
Development Goals

In 2000, leaders from 191 nations, including the United States and Kenya, agreed on a plan to cut extreme global poverty in half by 2015. Together, they created the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs).

The set of 8 targets, when fulfilled, would lift more than 500 million people out of extreme poverty. More than 300 million would no longer suffer from hunger. Child health would improve, saving the lives of more than 30 million children under the age of 5. These goals are attainable with the resources we have at our disposal today.
"Looking ahead to 2015 and beyond, there is no question that we can achieve the overarching goal: we can put an end to poverty. In almost all instances, experience has demonstrated the validity of earlier agreements on the way forward; in other words, we know what to do. But it requires an unswerving, collective, long-term effort.”
UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon
What can you, as just one person, do to help when the problems seem so overwhelming? Start simply and small. Begin with just one thing. Inform yourself about the Millennium Development Goals.

Then see how our projects are helping people in these six communities address the challenges they face in achieving these goals. You can make a significant difference in the lives of the adults and children you see here, and many others, by making a donation to our efforts!