Meeting Millennium Development Goals
through local languages
Eight goals were adopted by 189 United Nations member states to be achieved by 2015.
SIL views local language development as essential to achieve these goals.
Goal 1. Eradicate extreme poverty and hunger
Income improvement and hunger relief within ethnolinguistic communities is achieved when life-changing information is communicated in a language that people understand well. Higher literacy rates often result in higher per capita incomes.
- Literacy booklets explain improved farming methods
- Literacy booklet encourages improved nutrition
- Income diversification taught in literacy booklet