Today: October 15th 2008
Information: Blog Action Day 2008 on Poverty --> http://blogactionday.org/
Purpose: This historical day represents the online movement throughout the world to promote awareness and particpation in fighting against poverty. Bloggers unite to promote thier influence through blog participation, videos and other creative online marketing platforms. Last years movement was based on the environment this year is based on poverty.
411 behind Poverty: First of all thank you very much for checking out my blog. I know that sometimes people look past things that doesn't help themselves out personally or gain personal gains from reading this and thats fine thats human nature but not everyone is like that and I thank those people who are not that way.
Poverty from the wikipedia definition is
" deprivation of common necessities that determine the quality of life, including food, clothing, shelter and safe drinking water, and may also include the deprivation of opportunities to learn, to obtain better employment to escape poverty, and/or to enjoy the respect of fellow citizens."
So bottom line is the deprived state of being poor. Poverty is most commonly seen in third world countries but in Reality poverty exists everywhere including here in the United States of America.
Below are some powerful Poverty Statistics to consider from http://www.globalissues.org
- At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.
- 26,500-30,000 children die each day due to poverty
- Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names
- Some 1.1 billion people in developing countries have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation.
- 1.6 billion people — a quarter of humanity — live without electricity:
I will help donate to the Angel Tree this Christmas.
I will help donate to a KIVA fund for loans that changes lives.
I am donating clothes to the Salvation Army.
I will continue to help spread awareness and positive energy in helping end poverty.
This may not seem like a lot or will be the deciding factor to end poverty...but will help contribute and help pave the way for the future....
Will you join me? If so comment away