Antipoverty Programs, Community-Based

Many local antipoverty organizations form voluntarily through the efforts of individuals and groups to address poverty through multiple aims, including (1) increasing the resilience of local communities; (2) mitigating and preventing major dislocations in communities brought about by changes in ecologies and climate and accompanying alteration of weather patterns; (3) protecting individuals, families, and groups from the negative consequences of poverty; and (4) assisting people to leave poverty. Within countries located in the global north, these voluntary efforts typically result in the formation of nonprofit organizations; whereas in the south, these efforts produce nongovernmental entities.

Many of these organizations may be franchises of larger-scale organizations of national or global scope, complex multiprogram organizations that seek to distribute aid in areas of the globe in which there ...

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