Families in Poverty

Did you know that in 2015, 736 million people—10 percent of the world’s population—survived on fewer than $1.90 per day?

For many, poverty is a trap. These families don’t have the opportunity to rise out of poverty. This poverty can then be passed onto their children and their children’s children and becomes what economists and sociologists call “generational poverty.” 

Most people living in poverty are under the age of 18. When their families and themselves are living in poverty, these children are more likely to fall ill from dirty water or bad sanitation, be malnourished, and have no access to proper health care.

One of the best ways to end poverty is to educate people. However, many people are too poor to send their children to school, or the children must drop out of school to work. Later in life, these children will lack the necessary skills to advance their careers, and the cycle continues.

Women in impoverished regions are often unable to properly feed, clothe, house, or care for their families. Many of these women perform whatever action necessary to put food on the table or a roof over the heads of their children. These actions can be very dangerous and include selling their bodies, digging through dumpsters, begging, or stealing.

This is where Elevāt comes in. This is where YOU step in. Elevāt aims to provide these women with work that is safe and sustainable by purchasing handmade products they create.

Providing quality and secure work will help empower women to elevate themselves and their families out of poverty, and their efforts will multiply throughout local economies to elevate entire communities.

Every product you purchase from Elevāt 

  • Increases demand for locally sourced materials and resources to create handmade goods

  • Provides women with additional funds which increases demand for local products and services so other women in the community are able to provide for their families

  • Increases demand for schools, hospitals, and other community necessities these women are now able to afford

Each dollar you spend at Elevāt goes much farther than just the products themselves.