International Day for the Eradication of Poverty – October 17, 2021

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is on October 17 and we want to observe it by considering the ways we can help. Poverty is a real crisis that affects millions of people around the world. This is a day to acknowledge the suffering of people who have to deal with the consequences of poverty — hunger, violence, and homelessness. It is also a day to participate in the global campaign to end poverty. learn more

Poverty Facts and Figures


The COVID-19 pandemic is likely to have pushed between 143 and 163 million people into poverty in 2021.

The COVID-19 pandemic is expected to have increased poverty by 8.1% in 2020 relative to 2019 (from 8.4% to 9.1%).

The number of people living under the international poverty lines for lower and upper middle-income countries is projected to have increased in the poverty rate of 2.3 percentage points.

Almost half of the projected new poor will be in South Asia, and more than a third in Sub-Saharan Africa.

In the Middle East and North Africa, extreme poverty rates nearly doubled between 2015 and 2018, from 3.8 percent to 7.2 percent, spurred by the conflicts in the Syrian Arab Republic and the Republic of Yemen.

Current projections indicate that shared prosperity will have dropped sharply in nearly all economies in 2020–21, as the pandemic’s economic burden is felt across the entire income distribution.

COVID-19 has already been the worst reversal on the path towards the goal of global poverty reduction in last three decades.


One of the goals of Hope 1 Ministries is educate ourselves and our surrounding  community about how issues of poverty impact families and individuals living in our community and to better understand the causes of poverty and how we can work together to eradicate poverty. We are also working to better leverage community resources to better serve our seniors and single families. affected by poverty. We hope that you will join us in the fight against the cycles of poverty in in our community and around the world.

What we do?

Hope 1 Ministries has implemented Operation Love “We Care” Supplemental Feeding Program. Our Mission: To operate a Supplementary Feeding Program with particular emphasis on promoting food security and good nutrition by providing safe food in the nutritionally vulnerable groups of the population and those at risk of malnutrition and other related nutrition deficiencies. Namely the disadvantaged and primary students and those at risk of malnutrition and other related nutrition deficiencies.

Love God. Love People.

Since 2004 Operation Love has donated food, clothing and toiletry items to over two thousand seven hundred homeless men, women and children in the Tampa Bay area on Christmas Day.


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One Mission Two Events

Operation Love is the missions’ arm of Hope 1 Ministries. Our goal to simply help as many hurting people as we possibly can by demonstrating the love and compassion of Jesus Christ to the world through humanitarian acts and community engagements. In Mathew 22:37-40 , Jesus said to him, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. The second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the law and the prophets depend on these two commandments.”

OPERATION LOVE “SENIOR CARE”  Sunday, November 21st

Treat the elderly as a nonrenewable resource; they care!

OPERATION LOVE Christmas Outreach December 21st

Don’t look for big things, just do small things with great love…the smaller the thing, the greater must be our love. —Mother Teresa 

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