Frontlines Online Edition
The End of Extreme Poverty
March/April 2014

Photostory: Tackling the Greatest Challenge Known to Humankind

Photo credit: Jon Hrusa, Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation.
For the first time in history, we have the tools, technologies and approaches to end extreme poverty and its most devastating corollaries, widespread hunger and preventable child death, within two decades.

Extreme poverty:

It's not having access to life-saving medicine;

It’s a 2-mile hike for water;

It’s a small plot of land, five kids, no modern tools and a drought-prone world;

It’s “A Day in the Dark” everyday;

It’s growing up in a war zone;

It's not having a vote.

So what are we doing about it?

USAID — the U.S. Government’s lead agency to advance human dignity and progress around the globe — is working on behalf of the American people to wipe the most devastating forms of poverty from the planet in the next two decades.

This powerful photo story outlines our vision.