FIGHTING WORLD POVERTY
FIGHTING WORLD POVERTY IS A JOB FOR EVERY ONE AND EVERYONE IS NEEDED IN THIS FIGHT!
WILL YOU JOIN US AND BECOME A PARTNER IN THIS GLOBAL EFFORT?
What does being hungry and poor mean to you? Have you ever experienced it?
Read this page very carefully and watch the video clips with an open mind. Then share your thoughts about being poor and hungry at the bottom of this page with the world.
- Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.
- The death rate for children under the age of 5 is an unbelievable 210000 week, approx 11 million a year.
- 1 billion children, every 2nd child in the world is currently in poverty.
- 640 million children go without adequate shelter.
- 400 million children do not have access to safe water.
- 270 million children have no access to health services.
- 1.4 million children die each year from lack of access to safe drinking water and adequate sanitation.
- 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized.
15 million children are orphaned yearly due to HIV/AIDS.
**Please Note: All the information above has been referenced from the following: State of the World‘s Children, 2005, UNICEF.
World Wide Poverty Statistics
- Half the world’s population nearly three billion people live on less than two dollars a day. [Numbers are according to the World Bank.]
- There is nearly a billion people in the world that are unable to read a book or sign their names. [The State of the World’s Children, 1999, UNICEF]
- Approximately 790 million people in the developing world are still chronically undernourished, almost two-thirds of whom reside in Asia and the Pacific. [World Resources Institute Pilot Analysis of Global Ecosystems, February 2001]
- 1.3 billion people live on less than one dollar a day. [The Reality of Aid 2000, (Earthscan Publications, 2000), p.10]
- 3 billion live on under two dollars a day. [The Reality of Aid 2000, (Earthscan Publications, 2000), p.10]
- 1.3 billion have no access to clean water. [The Reality of Aid 2000, (Earthscan Publications, 2000), p.10]
- 3 billion have no access to sanitation. [The Reality of Aid 2000, (Earthscan Publications, 2000), p.10]
- 2 billion have no access to electricity. [The Reality of Aid 2000, (Earthscan Publications, 2000), p.10]
YOU CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN THE LIVES OF CHILDREN FROM YOUR OWN NEIGHBORHOOD TO ANY PLACE IN THE WORLD. POVERTY IS EVERYWHERE AND YOUR HELP IS NEEDED NOW. BELOW IS A LIST OF AGENCIES THAT YOU CAN CONTACT RIGHT NOW AND MAKE A DONATION.
Sponsoring a Child Helps Provide Health Care, Education & Food.
Surging prices worldwide causing families to suffer. You can help!
Making a difference in hard places to overcome all forms of poverty!
A struggling child needs help today Are you ready to change a life?
Childcare Worldwide feeds children in third-world countries.
Children of the World Choir Help for Today Hope for Tomorrow
Real solutions to poverty Turn goodwill into effective action
Helping poor, hungry and famine- stricken children worldwide.
Harrowing film about the reality of surviving with hunger in Ethiopia
Please, help us Change the World One Child at a Time. Thanks!
Will you be the one to offer a glass of Milk?
One day, a poor boy who was selling goods from door to door to pay his way through school, found he had only one thin dime left, and he was hungry.
He decided he would ask for a meal at the next house. However, he lost his nerve when a lovely young woman opened the door.
Instead of a meal he asked for a drink of water. She thought he looked hungry so she brought him a large glass of milk. He drank it so slowly, and then asked, ‘How much do I owe you?’
‘You don’t owe me anything,’ she replied. ‘Mother has taught us never to accept pay for a kindness.’
He said … ‘Then I thank you from the bottom of my heart.’ As Howard Kelly left that house, he not only felt stronger physically, but his faith in God and man was strong also. He had been ready to give up and quit…Many years’ later that same young woman became critically ill. The local doctors were baffled. They finally sent her to the big city, where they called in specialists to study her rare disease.
Dr. Howard Kelly was called in for the consultation. When he heard the name of the town she came from, a strange light filled his eyes. Immediately he rose and went down the hall of the hospital to her room. Dressed in his doctor’s gown he went in to see her. He recognized her at once. He went back to the consultation room determined to do his best to save her life. From that day he gave special attention to her case. After a long struggle, the battle was won. Dr. Kelly requested the business office to pass the final bill to him for approval. He looked at it, and then wrote something on the edge, and the bill was sent to her room. She feared to open it, for she was sure it would take the rest of her life to pay for it all. Finally she looked, and something caught her attention on the side of the bill. She read these words … ‘Paid in full with one glass of milk’
(Signed) Dr. Howard Kelly.
Tears of joy flooded her eyes as her happy heart prayed: ‘Thank You God that your love has spread broad through human hearts and hands.’
There’s a saying which goes something like this: Bread casted on the waters comes back to you. The good deed you do today may benefit you or someone you love at the least expected time. If you never see the deed again at least you will have made the world a better place – And, after all, isn’t that what life is all about?
- UNICEF State of the World’s Children report: Don’t neglect the urban poor (one.org)
- Children living in urban poverty often overlooked: UNICEF (ctv.ca)
- Child/ Infant Mortality (hed320.wordpress.com)
- Number of children living in slums is increasing (4ndrei.wordpress.com)
- 1.7 M kids need a home in Manila (stimuluscapitalideas.wordpress.com)
- UNICEF report: Make urbanization work for children (devex.com)
- UNICEF report brings risks facing urban children to light (thehimalayantimes.com)