Our vision: a world where everyone has a chance not just to survive but to thrive.

Our mission: to provide people living in extreme poverty with the tools and support they need to become self-sufficient and give their children a future.

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The Challenge

With the World Bank estimating that 702 million people – 9.6% of the world’s population – are living in extreme poverty and surviving on just $1.90 USD a day, overcoming extreme poverty remains one of the greatest challenges facing the world today.

Poverty is often defined in absolute terms of low income. But in reality, those who live in poverty struggle with many complex problems including a lack of nutrition, housing, health and education. This reality shows that the support must be comprehensive enough in order to disrupt the poverty cycle and put people on a path toward self-sufficiency.

Our Solutions

Provide sectorial response to an isolated problem is an insufficient solution to escape poverty. To break this vicious cycle, our approach is to empower people and to bring them a multidimensional solution to strengthen both their social and economic capacities in order to sustainably escape poverty. View our domains of intervention.

For example, using our Community Development Programs, FXBVillage, the organization simultaneously tackles five main drivers of poverty—lack of nutrition, health, education, housing and income—while building families’ capacities to overcome poverty and become self-sufficient in the long term.

In addition to FXBVillage programs, FXB implements other programs in the fields of Education, Health (including WASH) and Child and Woman’s Right and Protection. These programs focus as well on the global empowerment of participants as a crucial component to ensure sustainable results.

Our Results

Since FXB’s founding in 1989, 17 million adults and children have benefited from FXB’s presence in 20 countries through its programs.

A study by the Human Sciences Research Council of the participants of our Community Development Program, FXBVillage, showed that 86% are still thriving four years after the program’s end. For more information on the impact of FXB’s programs, you can read more evaluations on the FXB publication page.

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