Catholic body aims to raise awareness of poverty in Singapore
The Catholic Church's social service arm, Caritas Singapore, is starting a project to highlight that some people still struggle to support their families despite Singapore's affluence.
Called Singaporeans Against Poverty, the initiative will be launched this month, and will be helmed by Nominated Member of Parliament Laurence Lien, chairman of Caritas' advocacy committee.
"There are Singaporeans who are disconnected to what's happening in their fellow Singaporeans' lives," he said. "The project is about raising awareness that the poor exist in our midst."
Figures based on Singapore's key household income trends show that an estimated 105,000 households here have an average income of $1,500 a month.