Charity has not ended poverty. Opportunity will.™
Affirm® Global Development was created to help end poverty in developing countries. Traditionally, we’ve provided a variety of efficient and environmentally-friendly cookstoves, solar lights, and water filters to hundreds of thousands of people at the base of the economic pyramid in order to improve their lives. We’re still doing that!
But, we also know that one of the greatest threats to civilization in the next 30 years food security. Economists estimate that at current production rates, we will not have enough food to feed the world’s nine billion people by 2050*. Food security is a direct response to the heart of our mission: setting the captives free.
In response to this injustice, Affirm Global Development is expanding its mission to include the provision of highly innovative organic agriculture solutions for small farmers around the world to successfully and sustainably improve crop yields so they can help eliminate hunger while increasing their household income….because we have always believed that opportunity, not charity, is the key to poverty alleviation.