Much of East Asia remains impoverished. Many are forced to live on an unfathomable daily wage. Opportunities for advancement are limited or impossible. Often, children are unable to attend school due to daily responsibilities, and without education the cycle of poverty inevitably continues. Parents even resort to extreme measures to improve their situation. Children are made to beg, or are married off or even sold into slavery.
Though all of what we do, including education and medical assistance, could be considered poverty relief, PFP looks for ways to alleviate poverty in a general sense wherever it is encountered. Financial aid constitutes the bulk of our efforts in this area, but we also work to provide employment assistance and find other ways to help impoverished families regain their footing and realize opportunities they previously only dreamed of.