Global Poverty

By: Kaetlyn Hamby


I chose this topic because due to poverty many people are dying or have died. We need to do something about it, even small donations could help change the world. Although, Oxfam estimates it would take around 60 billion dollars annually just to end extreme global poverty. 22,000 children die each day from poverty according to UNICEF. Around 805 million people do not get enough food to eat due to lack of money which in result can end with them dying of starvation.

Will.I.Am In My Name

Will.I.Am- "In My Name," 2008

This song belongs on my soundtrack because the song talks all about poverty. This song shows that poverty needs to end.

Less than one percent of the US budget goes to fighting extreme poverty.

Phil Collins - Another Day In Paradise (Official Music Video)

Phil Collins- "Another Day In Paradise," 1989

I believe this song belongs on my soundtrack because it's about a homeless woman. Homeless people obviously live in poverty.

There is around 100,000 million people whom are homeless globally. This statistic was found in 2005 by the United Nations.

Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band - The Ghost of Tom Joad

Bruce Springsteen- "The Ghost of Tom Joad," 1995

I chose this song to be on my soundtrack because it explains how the people who are poor live. They tend to go down the wrong path in life and that results in consequences such as death.

Hispanics, blacks, whites, etc. live in ghettos, and about 4o% of the ones that do are poor.

Grown men don't cry by Tim McGraw

Tim McGraw- "Grown Men Don't Cry," 2001

This song should be on my soundtrack because the first couple of lines of lyrics have to do with a woman and child living in poverty. It shows how we take advantage of all the things that we have and complain about the little things, meanwhile, some people are out here living in cars owning a small amount of clothes or items.

At least 80% of people around the world live on only 10 dollars a day,

Queen - Sleeping On the Sidewalk (Official Lyric Video)

Queen- "Sleeping On The Sidewalk," 1977

This song belongs on my soundtrack because well it talks about sleeping on the sidewalk and having only a trumpet as a toy. No, it doesn't exactly seem like he was living in poverty since it says he doesn't want to go home, but he witnessed the homeless lifestyle.

In just Santa Cruz alone, there is over 3,500 homeless people. Which also included a pregnant lady by the name of Renee Delisle. She was turned away from a shelter due to too many people to house her too. She lived in an abandoned elevator shaft till her water broke.

Michael Jackson - Heal The World

Michael Jackson- "Heal The World," 1991

I believe "Heal The World" should be on my soundtrack because it relates to the fact we need to change the world. We need to better it for future generations.

"In 2011, 165 million children under the age 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth and development) due to chronic malnutrition."

Stevie Wonder - Village Ghetto Land

Stevie Wonder- "Village Ghetto Land," 1976

I believe this song should be on my soundtrack because it tells what life in the ghetto is like. From being poor, worrying about getting shot/killed, worrying about being robbed, etc. Just about anyone who lives in the ghetto is poor and needs help along with all the other people whom are poor.

in 2014, the amount of people living in poverty in the USA was around 47 million.

Aloe Blacc - I Need A Dollar (Official Video)

Aloe Blacc- "I Need A Dollar," 2010

I believe this song belongs on my soundtrack because it talks about just how simple it is to become broke and become one of the many people living in poverty. He loses his job and is left in need of a dollar.

In 2010, 7.9 million jobs were lost.