According to the United Nations, there is a strong relationship between the growth of urban and rural poverty. Successful rural development stimulates and supports urban development, and urban development is often a key impetus to rural development.*
GPM has developed an holistic and integrated developmental approach to the ever-growing urban communities ('slums') and the extreme poverty experienced in many rural communities. So this is why GPM operates in low low-resourced urban and rural communities; particularly in historically marginalized tribal - or Adivasi - communities.
You can learn about our development work in urban slums and under-served villages below:
"Almost half of the population of the world lives in rural regions and mostly in a state of poverty. Such inequalities in human development have been one of the primary reasons for unrest and, in some parts of the world, even violence.