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," 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," 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 Ghost of Tom Joad," 1995
Hispanics, blacks, whites, etc. live in ghettos, and about 4o% of the ones that do are poor.
Tim McGraw- "Grown Men Don't Cry," 2001
At least 80% of people around the world live on only 10 dollars a day,
Queen- "Sleeping On The Sidewalk," 1977
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," 1991
"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," 1976
in 2014, the amount of people living in poverty in the USA was around 47 million.
Aloe Blacc- "I Need A Dollar," 2010
In 2010, 7.9 million jobs were lost.