According to the Asian Development Bank report, Nepal is the worst off among the 19 Asian economies. Poverty in Nepal means lack of education, infrastructure, roads and electricity. For girls who need to earn a living, these dire straits can mean anything from smashing rocks to prostitution, just to stay alive. The children that do work spend a minimum of 60 hours a week, often in the worst and most discriminatory jobs.
- 55 percent of the country's population survives on less than $1.25 a day
- 38 percent of the population is extremely poor
- 85 percent of Nepalese don't have access to healthcare
- 48 percent of Nepalese children are classified as chronically undernourished
Grameen Foundation’s Progress out of Poverty™ Index (PPI™) tool is being put to use by local Nepalese organizations. The PPI™ enables organizations to track their clients’ progress of out of poverty and identify which programs are most effective