We at the Populus Foundation care about the underprivileged, with projects in Guyana and The Netherlands we aim to reduce poverty and help the poor by creating opportunities that can help them shape their own future. Why Guyana? Over 47% of children under 16 in Guyana live in extreme poverty. This is both an economic and social tragedy. The economic loss associated with almost half of all children living in poverty is significant and weighs heavily on the short- and long-term success of their economy.