Can Poverty Really Be Abolished?

The possibility of abolishing poverty for good

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Poverty.  It seems to spring its horrible presence from time to time.  In fact, nowadays more often than we think.  But generally, it will have been caused by a man made decision somewhere – let’s be blunt about it.  Yes, one can argue that some countries have always been poor but isn’t there enough resources for everyone on earth?  

So many charities out there, yet we are still fighting poverty today.  Millions of people being displaced from their homes in war torn countries.  No shelter, no food and nowhere to go.  

Why is it that even today, in 2018, some countries still lack access to clean water.  Immunization is also a huge factor  – not having access to this immediately increases the death rate.  

So what can we do collectively to help this situation?  Below are some ideas than can be effective in helping our global poverty.  Each and every one of us should feel responsible not only for our families, but our neighbors, communities and more.  

  1. Working your way inwards to outwards.  Start with family first.  Make sure those in your family have adequate needs i.e. essentials required for the home.   We tend to focus so much on what’s going on around us, we forget our own families. 
  2. Once you have established the need for family and do what you can within your reach, work on your neighbors.  See to their needs.  Attend neighborhood meetings and contribute where you can.  A great tip is cooking extra and feeding those in your street who need it the most.  Keep an eye on elderly especially who may be alone.  
  3. Then look at charities that serve your country and neighboring countries.  Donate to them and help them feed/shelter the wider communities.  
  4. Once you are doing all that you can possibly do with the above three, remember to keep this consistent.  Even if it is something small to you, small bits of help can become big help to others – you can then work on global charities.  Look for self-sustainable projects, wells, shelter, orphan sponsorships anything that will help the countries for years to come.  
  5. Remember, if you own a business and give to charity, you can claim that at the end of the year as charitable contributions.  
  6. Help with food and clothes drives in your area – get involved.  
  7. Never underestimate the power of YOU – one person CAN make all the difference.  

Let’s not allow our human beings around the world to only become a statistic.  Would you want to be a statistic based on your poverty levels?  Think about how life would be in the shoe was on the other foot.  If we can’t accept as humanity that our fellow beings suffer the way they do today, then we must do something about it.  Be practical – small measures using my method as above can be affective.  

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