For some reason, humanity believes the world’s ultra poor, i.e., those of us who live directly on < $1.9/day in the global south, should have no business ending extreme poverty and that this must instead be done for us by the right people, or the most legit people, from the global north.
For this reason, humanity really is very opposed to the idea of directly supporting the extreme poor, in the global south.
Some key figures:
Today, only 1% of all the money that is intended to end global poverty, is what goes directly to the extreme poor in the global south as a whole.
Specifically, only 1% of all Official Development Assistance (funding from agencies like USAID, UKAID etc), and an even smaller portion (0.4% in 2018 alone) of all international humanitarian assistance (all charitable global antipoverty funding included), is what goes directly to local and national grassroots organizations in the global south, today.
Moreover, for the latter, the 0.4% in 2018 was an increase, according the 2019 Global Humanitarian Assistance Report. In earlier years, that figure was even smaller.