HOW WE MEASURE WEALTH

"I never knew we were poor,"

"Weʻre broke but not broken."

Our community measures wealth in four distinct, yet reinforcing areas.

Poverty reduction strategies must aim to increase holistic wealth.

"We might be the worst when it comes to income, but we are the best when it comes to ʻohana. None of us are making it on our own. We are all making it because of ʻohana." 

- Lauaʻe Kekahuna

Resident of Puna, Hawaiʻi

78% of Households in Puna live in ALICE or poverty.

WHAT KIND OF HELP DO FOLKS LIVING IN ALICE AND POVERTY WANT?

RESIST

THE DEFICIT NARRATIVE

"Show a people as one thing, only one thing, over and over again,

and that is what they become."

Chimamanda Ngozi

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