Global Poverty
Global Poverty

Global Poverty

More than one billion people around the world live on less than one dollar a day. Poverty, however, means more than low income. Poverty results in child mortality, hungry people, and can lead to the oppression of women:

The poorest countries have infant mortality rates above 20%. Two million children die each year of dehydration from diarrhea. Another two million children die annually from pertussis, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and measles. Three million more children die each year from bacterial pneumonia. Several hundred million children suffer annually from intestinal parasites. And according to the World Human Rights Guide, no country with a Gross Domestic Product in the bottom fifth globally has achieved social and economic equality for women.

Can we as a society do anything for this? I am quite sure, that we might not be able to do anything and everything for all people around the world, but my only thought is that if we could do anything for people around us? I only quoted this para because it matches with our objective taking this society forward.

Any ideas and suggestions as to how we can mark a difference????

One comment

  1. Smita Reddy

    Hi Harinath,
    Well we as a society can do anything, nothing is really impossible. All we need is to just take a little time out our so called busy schedules.I am a part of an organisation called i-volunteer, this organisation has done a lot for people who arent doing too well. They are actually helping them get on their own feet so that they dont have to depend on others for donation or anything like that.That is all that is required to actually make a difference. They are trained so that they work in bpo’s, making a living for themselves. Women also are encouraged to do various other things. All they want is volunteers who can spend some of their time. So this could probably be the first step we can take and make the required difference.

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