• Movie – What’s life like at the poverty line?


    We have come across a very interesting movie that demonstrates what life in poverty is like. It is produced by the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, and is not associated with Friends. Nevertheless we feel the content is well worth viewing.  The movie shows that it’s one impossible choice after another-between food and medicine, getting to work or paying the heating bill. But there are ways out and your contribution to Friends will help. Donate HERE

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    Poverty Thresholds

    Poverty thresholds are determined by the US government, and vary according to the size of a family, and ages of the members. In 2013, the poverty threshold—known more commonly as the poverty line—for an individual was $11,670. For two people, the weighted average threshold was $15,730.

    Three people: $19,790
    Four people: $23,850
    Five people: $27,910
    Six people: $31,970
    Seven people: $36,030
    Eight people: $40,090

    For households with more than 8 people, add $4,060 for each additional person.