A living wage covers the basic subsistence needs of a worker and his or her family. This includes household items such as food, housing, health care, education and transport. A living wage also provides for some discretionary income. In many developing countries or in emerging markets, the vast majority of workers and their families struggle to survive on wages that are not sufficient to cover their daily subsistence needs. How can you contribute towards improving this situation and work towards living wages? This brochure will help you get started.