Leaping the True Poverty Line

I wrote a post for the Ember Arts blog about how upping the earning potential of our partners Uganda can radically improve opportunities, especially from generation to generation. Check out the excerpt below, and read the whole thing here.

Someone earning below the true poverty line might be able to provide some schooling and better food and occasional health intervention, but the impact of these changes is relatively small, especially across generations – the next generation is only marginally better off, if at all.

Those who earn above the true poverty line, however, can afford the big-impact changes: consistent schooling through the tertiary level, dependable healthcare, and savings to pursue future goals. These changes not only have a strong impact in the present, but their impact actually increase across generations, as a new generation of well-educated young adults brings their potential to bear on their families and communities.

Read the whole post here.