Poverty… Nehill Danbury & Leah Molesky Some See poverty like thiS… Source: www.solarnavigator.net/images/poverty_homeless_fre nch_man_shopping_trolley.jpg otherS, like thiS… Source: http://www.das-fotoarchiv.com/portfolio/gordon/19991101_poverty2_rkg_059.jpg Or maybe even this, Source: http://www.law-help.com/images/Nurse1.jpg “What kind of world do you want Think anything “It would be nice if the poor Let’s start at the start were to get even half of the Build a masterpiece money that is spent in studying Be careful what you wish for them. ” History starts now.” ~Bill Vaughan - “World,” Five for Fighting "She calls out to the man on the street 'Sir, can you help me? "In a country well governed, It's cold and I've nowhere to sleep, poverty is something to be Is there somewhere you can tell me?' ashamed of. In a country He walks on, doesn't look back badly governed, wealth is He pretends he can't hear her something to be ashamed of." Starts to whistle as he crosses the street -Confucius Seems embarrassed to be there“ - “Another Day in Paradise,” Phil Collins Source: http://www.drugsno.com/images/Homeless.jpg This women is one of the many millions of people in the world who suffer from a different type of poverty….Drug addiction Source: http://www.dupagemeg.com/News%20A2.jpg It’s hard to decide WHAT type of poverty to talk about….when there are so many… TOO MANY It’s devastating to know that in today's world, with all of the technology, money, homes, food and clothing, that there are still children in the world like these ones. Source: http://www.peterwilliams.ch/Biafra_1968/00290-24.jpg There are nursing homes… Millions of people put seniors in nursing homes to just get them out of there way….but everyday there are senior citizens who go months on end without a single person who visits them… http://www.consumeraffairs.com/nursing_homes/images/ECA_006_nursinghome_200.jpg http://jordan.fortwayne.com/ns/projects/nursing/art/a05xxhel.jpg This young boy has the HIV/AIDS virus…what are you doing to help? http://www.msh.org/photos/WMD_HIV_people2_310x253.jpg http://www.medicalprogress.org/news/newsarchive.cfm?news_id=220 http://www.lacoctelera.com/myfiles/loquenodije/Syr http://newsimg.bbc.co.uk/media/images/40856000/jpg/_40856812_ap_protest203.jpg http://www.inthenews.co.uk/photo/phone-$5153$180.jpg ia%20women.jpg People live in Shacks… http://dismalswamp.net/index_files/image006.jpg http://p.vtourist.com/1/909293-Americans_arent_all_rich-United_States_of_America.jpg http://www.chs.ubc.ca/srilanka/images/Kandy-shacks.JPG Some factS… • Half the world — nearly three billion people — live on less than two dollars a day. • 20% of the population in the developed nations, consume 86% of the world’s goods • An analysis of long-term trends shows the distance between the richest and poorest countries was about: 3 to 1 in 1820 11 to 1 in 1913 35 to 1 in 1950 44 to 1 in 1973 72 to 1 in 1992 source http://www.globalissues.org/TradeRelated/Facts.asp • The lives of 1.7 million children will be needlessly lost this year because world governments have failed to reduce poverty levels. • The combined wealth of the world’s 200 richest people hit $1 trillion in 1999; the combined incomes of the 582 million people living in the 43 least developed countries is $146 billion • According to UNICEF, 30,000 children die each day due to poverty. And they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death.” • That is about 210,000 children each week, or just under 11 million children under five years of age, each year If there were only 100 people in the world there would be: What are you doing to stop poverty???? There are so many people in the world who would DIE to have what you and I have. Some people go everyday with only the clothes on their backs, and $1 in their pocket. They truly have NOTHING! But yet, most of them are some- what happy if you talk to them, and you know why?... Because today they are still here. They still are able to walk, talk, and breathe. They might not have food, health insurance, or even good health. They might not have a good home, or a home at all, but they do have their life. the poor don’t need our pity….. They need our HELP!!! MAKEPOVERTYHISTORY Visit www.makepovertyhistory.com for more information on how YOU can help end poverty.
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