Together we can do more
You, our generous supporters, know that people with disabilities are more likely to live in poverty, and people living in poor communities are more likely to have or acquire a disability.
We know more than one in five of the world’s poorest people has a disability. We know that 200 million children under five years of age do not reach their cognitive and social-emotional development potential. And we know that people with disabilities living in poverty face stigma, violence and discrimination; many are invisible.
People with disabilities living in poverty have reduced access to food, health care, education, rehabilitation and assistive devices, living in conditions that are often unsafe and inaccessible. This means a lack of key opportunities like livelihoods or training. And now, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the situation is even more dire. The World Bank estimates that between 143 and 163 million people joined the global poor in 2021.
CBM’s experience, expertise, partnerships and unwavering commitment to social justice and human rights ensures we can create a ripple effect that will change lives, change communities and change systems. Now, more than ever, we need you to support us to ensure compassionate and sustainable change that will end the cycle of poverty and disability, and leave no one behind.