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As is well known, since 2012 the monetary poverty index in Colombia had been decreasing, until it bottomed out in 2018 when it reached 34.7%. As of 2019, this trend was reversed, registering 35.7%, 1 percentage point higher than the previous year.
By 2021, poverty in Colombia will reach a level of between 47% and 49%. Six million people who had escaped poverty as of 2018 will return to it, as a result of Covid-19.
The regions within Colombia that we focus on include:
The states we support the most are :
In 2021, it is estimated that 60.2 million people live in poverty in comparison to 52.4 million in 2018, increasing from 53% to 66.9% as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic.
The Mexican states where poverty is growing the most are the State of Mexico with 77,000 people, Chiapas with 80,000 people and Veracruz with 128,000 people moving below the poverty line, respectively.
Altruism Now focuses mainly on the State of Mexico in its endeavors of support.