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  • $1.5 Billion Invested in Africa by U.S. NGOs Last Year
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    $1.5 Billion Invested in Africa by U.S. NGOs Last Year

    $4 Billion More Investment Anticipated Over the Next Three Years WASHINGTON, Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — President Barack Obama announced today that the U.S. NGO community invested over $1.5 billion in Africa last year. This is part of efforts to help empower communities to lift themselves out of poverty. An additional $4 billion is anticipated [...]

  • Number of People Living in ‘Poverty Areas’ Up, Census Bureau Reports
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    Number of People Living in ‘Poverty Areas’ Up, Census Bureau Reports

    WASHINGTON, June 30, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — One in four U.S. residents live in “poverty areas,” according to American Community Survey data collected by the U.S. Census Bureau from 2008 to 2012, up from less than one in five in 2000. These areas of concentrated poverty refer to any census tract with a poverty rate of [...]