At Startup Kai, we’re building a community of successful entrepreneurs who care about paying it forward to help the next generation of business leaders. In 2017, 9.2% of the world population lived below the international poverty line of $1.90 per day.
“The global extreme poverty rate fell to 9.2 percent in 2017, from 10.1 percent in 2015. That is equivalent to 689 million people living on less than $1.90 a day. At higher poverty lines, 24.1 percent of the world lived on less than $3.20 a day and 43.6 percent on less than $5.50 a day in 2017.”
We want to stand in the gap and help people build bridges out of poverty. Rather than giving handouts, we want to empower people to provide for themselves by creating jobs. There is a huge opportunity to provide high quality products and services for the 3.5 billion people who live on less than $5.50 a day. Not only is there an opportunity to change the lives of billions of people, but there is an opportunity do so at a profit making small margins on a large scale.