Ending extreme poverty

Human beings are members of a whole
In creation of one essence and soul
If one member is afflicted with pain
Other members uneasy will remain
If you have no sympathy for human pain
The name of human you cannot retain.


- Saadi

Human Act Foundation Brochure

The Human Act Foundation aims to end extreme
poverty and inequality in the world. Headquartered
in Copenhagen, the organization is growing, and it
is now also present in Nepal, the United States, Iran
and Uganda.

Human Act was founded in 2016 by Djaffar Shalchi
and his wife Ané Maro, who together are determined
to fight global inequality. Since 2016, it has established
partnerships with numerous other organizations,
including the UN Sustainable Development Solutions
Network, Action Aid, Oxfam
and Global Citizen.

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What is extreme poverty?

The World Bank defines “extreme poverty” as living on less than $1.90 per person per day. According to most recent estimations in 2013, 767 million people lived in extreme poverty, deprived of the most basic necessities.

Source: World Bank 2016

How to end extreme poverty?

Move humanity is a global initiative to end extreme poverty, founded by Human Act in 2016 in Copenhagen, Denmark.
With this initiative we hope and believe that extreme poverty can be eradicated.

How will we do it?

Move Humanity aims to mobilize at least 1% of the wealth of the world’s richest individuals each year towards ending extreme poverty and achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set by the United Nations.
In 2017 Human Act entered into a partnership with UN SDSN.

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In the spirit of

It's in your hands to create a better world for all who live in it.

Nerlson MandelaNerlson Mandela

Poverty is the worst form of violence.

Mahatma GandhiMahatma Gandhi

It is a poverty to decide that a child must die so that you may live as you wish.

Mother TheresaMother Theresa