A SUSTAINABLE APPROACH
Slavery is largely a symptom of poverty, in-equality, corruption, and exploitation. 90% of poverty in sub-Saharan Africa and South Asia. The popular belief is that we will end poverty through more humanitarian aid, though the facts show that aid isn’t working. During the last 26 years 1 trillion dollars of aid has been given to Sub-Saharan Africa where the number of people living in poverty has increased. In South Asia poverty has remained the same. The fashion industry is one of the largest industries and is growing in South Asia where the average minimum wage is $1.90/day. Well paying dignified jobs provide an effective pathway out of poverty while reducing the chance of slavery and the need for long-term charitable aid.
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*According to the World Bank. Defined as living on $1.90/day. ** According to The 2016 Global Slavery Index. View complete report at causegear.com/learn