‘Give A Billion’ is devoted to the vision of overcoming global poverty by tackling its causes and consequences. We are a charity registered in the UK, formally regulated by the UK Charities Commission, with global ambition.
Our mission is ‘to help a billion people help a billion people’, by facilitating greater one-to-one identification between ‘richer’ and ‘poorer’. Our strategy is to improve the effectiveness of all current poverty-reduction efforts by various ‘fixers’, by encouraging greater co-ordination across the “coalition of the willing”, drawn from among the 7 key agents of change. Those 7 agents of change range from the single individual facing extreme poverty head-on, to powerful multilateral agencies like the United Nations and the European Union.
One of our key tactics is to promote a simple, yet powerful Poverty Model that even a 5 year old could explain. Sophisticated enough for most experts to use. Simple enough for most people to understand. We call it the “7 Layer Poverty Model“. It shows the 7 key dimensions of poverty for the individual, together with a way of representing the 7 key agents of change – all potentially vital ‘fixers’ in poverty reduction for any individual on the planet.
Nelson Mandela said: “Education is the most powerful weapon which we can use to change the world”. We intend to prove him right. We don’t want your money. We DO want your understanding – and that what you get for free, you share freely with those who will listen. We hope that a billion will…
And when it comes to overcoming global poverty, we intend to help them.