Global Poverty Awarness

By Marcus M.

The Truth

One out of seven people in world live on less a dollar a day, and about 80% of humanity live on less than $10 a day. No matter what your definition of poverty is, it is a global plague on humanity that must be eradicated. We can't continue to allow our brothers and sisters to suffer while we lay relaxed on our recliners, reading the news on our tablets.
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Global Poverty

While we sit comfortably at home, nearly HALF of the world is in poverty


MLA Citation:

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The bigger picture

Being in poverty doesn't just mean that you don't have a have a roof over your head and are almost famished. No my friends, it goes much farther than that. Most of the time, living in poverty mean having NO ELECTRICITY. Have you ever thought about that? No T.V, Video games, internets, lights, fridge, nothing. Also, where are you supposed to learn to read and write when you've barley got enough to live on? And poverty also leads to increased crime rates. What would you do if you had a choice between becoming a thief and death?
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Poverty

This broke family live a life so full of suffering, we an't even fathom what it's like


MLA citation:

Hossaini, Massound. A poverty-stricken country family in Afghanistan.

Digital image. The Guardian. N.p., 1 Feb. 2013. Web. 3 May 2015.

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The Fight

CARE

CARE is a global organization that is devoted to not only to ending poverty, but also helping in post-disaster situations. They were one of the first to rush to the aid of innocent civilians in Nepal that were obliterated by a 7.8 earthquake that killed more than 5,00 people. With locations everywhere, from U.S. to India, there's not a single impoverished home on this earth they can't help.

C.S.S

Based in Bangladesh, one of the poorest nations in the world, C.S.S is trying desperately to save a falling star. With over 30% of the 160 million people who have been crammed into a country slightly bigger than the state of New York in poverty, it's not and easy task. But C.S.S is one of the most ancient NGOs fighting to end poverty in Bangladesh, and have served more than 26 million people.
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Shelter, By Jonathan Munshi

An underprivileged street girl takes shelter under a tree in the sudden torrent of rain. The tree is her only refugee from the unforgiving downpour.


MLA citation:

Munshi, Johnathan J. Shelter. Digital image. Earthshots. N.p., 30 May

2009. Web. 3 May 2015.

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Become a fighter

Why? How? Where? Who? What?

The easiest way to help end poverty is to donate. You can donate to either CSS or CARE using the links below:

http://www.cssbd.org/contribute.php

http://www.care.org/donate

But if you really want to make an impact, you can go a step further. There a plenty to events that you can take part in to fight poverty. 5 kilo runs, food drives, volunteer work, any and everything helps. The link below has some exellent ways to do a bit more:

http://www.jewishinseattle.org/programs-initiatives/focus-fight/resources/12-ways-fight-poverty

And by helping end poverty, you're not just helping the billons of impoverished people in the world, you;re also helping youself. If the poorest of the poor get just a little bit more rich, it boostes everyone else up. Also, ending poverty will greattly improve and expand the world's ecomnemy. So stop feeling sorry, TAKE ACTION!