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.