About Us

Starve poverty started out of a burden that Ron Fraser had after experiencing the extreme poverty of Mexico. After a couple of trips Ron realized the language barrier was too great for him. Ron had then been invited to Exuma, Bahamas to teach courses in marriage and individual counseling.

He soon realized the economical struggle and the poverty on the island was far greater than just counseling. Ron soon changed his focus to “breaking the chains of poverty”. Ron has built a board around him who supports and helps execute the vision of the organization.


Pray for God to continuously provide opportunities for us to share not only his word, but His principals in loving the people locally and in Exuma.

Short-term trips

A short –term mission trip consists of a one-week commitment to leaving our comfort zone, and participating with a team of people to “Make a Difference” in the lives of impoverished people.

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In order to proceed with joining a trip all 4 forms must be submitted. Please start with the mission application.

Upcoming Events

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New Children’s Shelter


Emergency Housing Repair


Vacation Bible School 2018

June 21st - July 1st

Backpack/Shoe project

Summer 2018

Our Mission

"Breaking The Chains Of Poverty"

  • Our Vision

    The vision of Starve Poverty International is to “break the chains of poverty” by deploying people into specific communities to help meet humanitarian, educational, medical, social, and spiritual needs; targeting teams toward specific projects that benefit poverty-stricken individuals or groups in the United States or abroad.

Designated Donation Chart

Starve Poverty International is a 501c3

When Starve Poverty receives a designated donation for a specific project we divide that donation between three categories: The project itself, administrative and fundraising. This chart helps explain how each donation will be used. Unrestricted funds are applied to the most current need; which would be one of the three categories listed on the chart.

Board Members

Our team is dedicated to making a difference

Ron Fraser

Founder and CEO

Ron is the primary trip leader, and also sits on the board of The Exuma Foundation, who partners with Starve Poverty

Brian Fraser

Executive Director

Brian’s primary responsibility is to oversee the day to day operation for Starve Poverty International.

Paul Bush

Project Manager

Paul’s number one responsibility is to manage the larger construction projects for Starve Poverty International.

Tony Bellavia


Tony is assisting with Starve Poverty’s basketball clinic in Exuma, as well as having a passion for reaching the special needs children there.

Tom Watson

Director of Development

Tom’s key task is getting Starve Poverty the exposure it needs to succeed as an organization.

Executive Team

Ray and Beverly Laird

Directors of Children’s Ministry

Ray and Bev head up Starve Poverty’s School assembly programs in Exuma, as well as running our summer Vacation Bible School trip.

Jessica Fraser

Administrative Assistant 

Jessica’s primary responsibility is assisting Starve Poverty with their day to day admin needs, along with keeping up with their social media. Jessica also has a special interest in the Vacation Bible School.

Contact Us

Starve Poverty International is a 501c3

Mailing Address    6 Norwick Drive, Forked River NJ 08731    609-249-5392