January is Poverty Awareness Month

Did you know that January is Poverty Awareness Month? This month gives us all a chance focus on poverty and learn about the struggles of those living with very little money or resources. In addition, we can also discover ways to use our time, talents and treasures to help. 

We’re so thankful that at least one month a year, people across the globe have a chance to intentionally reflect on the pervasive poverty problem and how they can become part of the solution. 

Bright Hope’s Proven Plan to Alleviate Extreme Poverty

At Bright Hope, every month is like Poverty Awareness Month. Together with our steadfast Allies, we work all year to help families across the globe follow the path out of destitution. 

Just look at what we accomplished in 2023: 


  • Touched the lives of more than 151,995 impoverished individuals  
  • Delivered 185,165 meals to the hungry 
  • Shared medical services with 10,603 people  
  • Provided access to clean water for 9,914 thirsty individuals 


Unfortunately, the extreme poverty problem will remain as January turns into February. Impoverished children will continue to go to bed at night with hungry stomachs. They may not have a chance to go to school or gain skills for the future. Many won’t even be able to go to a doctor when they get sick.  

But with any ongoing struggle, we need an ongoing solution.  

In 2024, we will continue diligently working to empower impoverished people to create sustainable solutions that break the cycle of extreme poverty. And we need you to unite with us.  

How can you help? 

Wouldn’t it be great if some day we could rename January “Poverty History Month?” To achieve that goal, we all need to lend a hand.

Remember, even small actions can make a big difference in someone’s life. Let’s start making a change today. Please consider partnering with Bright Hope by giving monthly. Your consistent monthly support will enable families to build sustainable businesses, increase their incomes and follow the path out of extreme poverty. 

Malia Rodriguez
Malia Rodriguez

Malia loves serving as a Copywriter for Bright Hope, where she has the privilege to share how God is working among the vulnerable and caring for the extreme poor around the world. As a homeschool mom, Malia strives to develop in her kids compassionate, generous, and caring hearts. Malia and her husband, Matt, live in the Washington, DC area with their son and daughter.