While the progress in medical treatments, wider access to education, new technologies, international trade are providing opportunities for many people, the truth is that too many people are left behind.
In April 2007 the World Bank released the World Development Indicators 2007 stating that gThe proportion of people living on less than $1 a day fell to 18.4 percent in 2004, leaving an estimated 985 million people living in extreme poverty. By comparison, the total number of extreme poor was 1.25 billion in 1990. Two-dollar-a-day poverty rates are falling too, but an estimated 2.6 billion people, almost half the population of the developing world, were still living below that level in 2004h.
Anjin supports Peace Winds Japan, a Non-Governmental Organization, dedicated to the support of people in distress, threatened by conflict, poverty, or other turmoil. With its headquarters in Japan, PWJ has been active in various parts of the world.