Pacific island nations small size, limited natural resources and proximity to major markets makes them particularly vulnerable to external crises and thus results in extremely poor economies. For these reasons alone, the region is a great choice for our first dropoff during the fall of 2014.
South African people living below the poverty line was about 53 percent in 1995; the figure subsequently varied, reaching 58 percent in 2001 and declining to 48 percent in 2008. By international standards, this is a very high level of poverty. Basic necessities are hard to come by, never mind the extra curricular.
Internationally, an income of less than $1.25 per day is the definition of extreme poverty. By this estimate, about 21.92% percent of Indians are extremely poor. Income-based poverty lines consider the bare minimum income to provide basic food requirements; it does not account for other essentials such as health care and education.