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Street life is cruel

No child should have to live on the street. Help us do something about it.

Poverty Child is a charity dedicated to improving life for street and slum connected children. Our mission is to empower them to achieve their true potential. Help us.


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Our work with street children

Every child we work with has a unique and complex set of needs but over time we’ve developed the Poverty Child toolkit to working with street and slum connected children.

An ambulance drives out to known areas every week to provide basic healthcare

A cordoned street becomes classroom for learning basic literacy and numeracy

A safe place for a child to get a meal, wash, counselling and basic schooling

Child specialists go out to connect with and offer their support to street children

Care staff find a good foster home or family to reintegrate the child back into society

A safe place to sleep at night for street children otherwise exposed to danger

Our latest articles

Every now and then we publish articles on the issues we’re thinking about and working on. Here’s some of the latest pieces we’ve published.

3rd May 2024

Understanding the aims and mission of battling child poverty

What organisations like Poverty Child aim to achieve Alongside supporting grass roots initiatives and fundraising, organisations like Poverty Child aim to promote a clearer understanding and awareness of child poverty…
15th January 2024

Food for Thought

It seems obvious that nutrition dictates the quality of children's general wellbeing. Naturally, children who are left hungry because of personal circumstances are vulnerable to disease and malnutrition. Yet inevitably,…
11th December 2023

Constructing alliances to end child poverty

In country specific contexts, UNICEF has highlighted the importance of assembling and aligning political groups and charitable organisations to tackle child poverty. This blog examines how establishing such an alliance…