The World Around Us

We inquired widely within the Wafaa partners and allies, and conducted research to identify some of the main trends, challenges and opportunities facing us during the next three years.

Generally speaking, the level poverty is decreasing but the levels of inequality are increasing:

About 80% of the world’s population lives on less than $10 a day. The poorest 40 % of the world’s population accounts for 5% of the global income, whereas the richest 20% accounts for three-quarters of world income.

50% of Palestinians do not have enough food to meet their needs. UNRWA Jordan 951,603 Lebanon 422,188 Syria 461,897 West Bank 762,820 Gaza Strip 1,073,303.60 % of the poor households in the Palestinian territories lacks nothing more than experience and the proper training. 70% of them live in the Gaza Strip.

13.7% of the poor households in the Palestinian territories, most of them (68.3%) in the west bank, own their own business and only lack raw material and resources.

14% of the poor households in the Palestinian territories own agricultural lands but lack the necessary tools and proper market to sell their product. In return, they lack the ability to pay working hands. More than 90% of them live in the West.

50% of the poor households in the Palestinian territories have their own business ideas and plans 7% reportedly have complete business feasibility studies. 90% of them lack of financing and 10% lack experience in the enterprise field.

70% of the household within these groups are willing to take a loan to establish their enterprise idea without any hesitation or if the conditions are conducive.