Poverty is a devastating problem of global proportions. From inhibiting development to costing lives, it should be eradicated. To be effective in fighting poverty, we need compassionate organizations willing to put in the required effort. Fortunately, mission work by churches, missionaries, and clergy have proved to be effective in fighting poverty throughout history.Compassionate organizations helping people in povertyPoverty itself has some severe consequences such as homelessness, hunger, disease, illiteracy among others. These represent obstacles which the most vulnerable have to overcome to live better lives: having access to quality healthcare, shelter, food, clothing, education, e.t.c.According to World Bank, a vast majority of the world’s poor live in rural areas. Sub-Saharan Africa is the region which houses the greatest number of poor people on our planet. 389 million people were living on less than US$1.90 a day in 2013, representing a higher number than all the other regions combined. While poverty rates have declined in all regions during last years, some regions have thrived more than others. Those countries left behind are in desperate need of humanitarian aid.