World Day for Overcoming Poverty

Since 1987, the World Day for Overcoming Poverty, celebrated each year on October 17, has given people living in poverty a platform to speak out about their lives and struggles and to invite others to join them in the fight to end poverty.

In the words of one participant: “It’s our day. We can say what we have in our hearts without shame, without embarrassment.”

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