Papilio demodocus, orchard swallowtail. In 1993, when the Kipepeo project started, the annual per capita income for the community was about $40. Through the Kipepeo-supported livelihoods, most have doubled this per capita with the earnings ranging from a few dollars to over $1,000 per year depending on their individual efforts
Threat: Economic Insecurity Source: BBC Poverty is a main part of Africa's problems where, on average, people earn less than $765 per year. People have argued that the rules on debt, aid and trade need reforming to help lift more African nations out of poverty.
Could Greece emulate Argentina's success after it defaulted in 2001? After Argentina ended the peso’s peg to the dollar, its economy collapsed. Yet 5 years on it was booming. Could that crisis provide a role model for Greece? Police charge anti-government protesters in Buenos Aires after Argentina defaulted on $100bn in foreign debt in 2001. Annual per capita income fell from $8,500 to $2,800 in 2002.
The gap in incomes between the 20% of the world's population in the richest and poorest countries has grown from 30 to 1 in 1960 to 82 to 1 in 1995, and Third World conditions have in many respects worsened. Per capita incomes have fallen in more than 70 countries over the past 20 years; some 3 billion people--half the world's population, live on under two dollars a day; and 800 million suffer from malnutrition.6 In the Third World, unemployment and underemployment are rampant, massive…