The current world population is at 7 billion people. Worldwide, 1 in 8 people live in slum. By 2050, up to 1 in 3 people will live in a slum.
Unfortunately, poor, uneducated people are responsible for a majority of population growth, which means that living conditions will continue to deteriorate as slums expand.
The nation of India alone has a population of over 1 billion, making it a big player in future worldwide demographics.
India has a poverty rate of 32.7%. Poverty is defined as living on less than $1.25 a day. The literacy rate is only 68.3%.
Young people in these demographics will determine the outcome of population growth in India, and as a result, the world.