How can World Hunger be solved?

Abby Baker

How can World Hunger be solved?

Hundreds of people die every day because of world hunger and thousands are left malnourished and starving. This is a major problem and needs to be solved. Some people think that there is not enough food to feed everybody but that's not true, there is plenty of food, the reality is how can we get that food to people who need it all over the world (Turner). One way is to help package healthy meals and send it to them or to donate to an organization. These meals or donations will help provide a start for those people. We also need to help provide an education to the children and some adults in developing countries so that they can get a better job and then provide for their families. World hunger can be solved we just need more people to help end it.
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How Micro finance Institutions can solve World Hunger

People in poverty-stricken countries do not have the means to start up new businesses alone but with micro finances they don't have to. Micro finance is the supply of small loans to people with low-incomes and to people who do not have the access to typical banking services. (¨Micro finance¨). Micro finance Institutions are organizations that people can lend money too to provide financial services to people who need it most. Their main goal is to give those people the opportunity to become self-sufficient and provide for themselves and their family. Micro finance Institutions started to develop between the 1950´s and the 1970´s (¨About Micro finance¨). Kiva is one Micro finance Institution that was founded in 2005. Kiva lets people choose a borrower to lend money to by reading their stories as to why they need the loans, then they lend to that borrower and soon that person will repay their loan . Kiva works with 84 different countries has a 98.5% repayment rate which means almost every loan is repaid (¨How Kiva Works¨). Kiva also has volunteers in these countries that work closely with the borrowers. Micro finance Institutions are a great way to get involved and do your part in the effort to solve world hunger.

"Kiva." Flickr. N.p., n.d. Web. 29 Apr. 2016.

This picture explains what Kiva does and how it works

How some Organizations can solve World Hunger

There are many organizations like, Food for Life, Change this World, Stop Hunger Now, etc., that have been created to help solve world hunger. These Organizations are nonprofit that work solely on donations and volunteers, their main goal is to help people who are starving but to also help them get an education. Food for Life is one of these organizations, it was started in India in 1964 by Max Torres and now is world-wide. It is an organization that makes and ships gluten free, yeast free and vegan food. It is the world's largest vegan food relief (Turner). Change this World is another organization that fights to solve world hunger. They have volunteers package balanced meals that contain lentils, white rice, dehydrated vegetables and pink Himalayan salt that can be made just by adding water. These meals are then shipped to places that need it, at those places other volunteers help serve or pass out the food. Change this World has helped provide 9 million meals and provided 13,000 children and families with meals for a year (¨Our Mission¨). These organization can help solve World Hunger by continuing to package meals and getting others involved. They get closer each day to putting an end to World Hunger.

Why should we Care?

Article 25 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights says that ¨Everyone has the right to a standard living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services.¨ (¨Article 25¨) but yet there are more than one billion people in the world that are undernourished, whether they go to bed hungry several nights or whether they don´t know when or where their next meal will come from (Turner). Most of the world´s concentration of poverty is in Sub-Saharan Africa. Many of the people that live in these developing countries only have an annual income of $1,000 while many people that live in developed countries, like the U.S or China, have an annual income of $20,000 (DeRouen). Also many people that in developing countries have a shorter life expectancy than those living in developed countries because of stress, hunger, and disease. We should care and want to do something about world hunger because everybody should have food sustainability and not have to worry about when their next meal will be. Nobody should die from starvation in a world full of plenty.

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What I learned

During this project I learned that world hunger is a major problem that can be solved if we continue to volunteer and continue to donate. I also learned that hundreds of people die everyday because of hunger when there is plenty of food in the world for everyone.