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World Poverty Statistics (Source: http://www.statisticbrain.com/world-poverty-statistics/)

Total Percentage of World Population that lives on less than $2.50 a day, 50%.  I’m sure $2.50 could mean an affordable living for a few places. Even if you consider $2.50 as poor, it means we only have 1/2 of the world population who live in poverty. So, it is obvious that the other 50% do have a means of livelihood; may be a little more than that.

So, if each of these  50% middle class/rich families takes care of 1 poor family and provide them with basic tools for livelihood, that’s all its takes to eradicate poverty. At least, most of it!

In that case, what are we waiting for?!

If a kid can’t afford education, teach how to learn.

If an adult can’t find employment, teach skills.

If someone is hopeless, motivate.

If anyone looks unhappy, offer a smile.

It could be hundred different things which we see on a daily basis but too caught up in our lives to observe / offer help.

Let’s take a small step today.


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2 Responses to 1 – 1

  1. swapna says:

    Good one… 🙂

  2. Subhojit says:

    We can all make a difference in one’s life through our simple efforts. However, time and again whenever I think about the possibility of ‘eradicating’ poverty , I get pessimistic. The irony is that the world needs a balance. One person’s gain is another person’s loss. Imagine, if each and every person in this world is given superfluous amount of money (say 1 billion $ given we have a money machine printing notes 24/7), will our problems be solved ? No . How do we measure money ? What will happen to the supply/demand ratio. Where will all the food come from ?

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