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A Platform To Help People Climb Out Of Poverty, Step By Step

A Platform To Help People Climb Out Of Poverty, Step By Step | Poverty Assignment by_Shernis Ong | Scoop.it
Creating a new model for giving, Benevolent helps you get money directly to the people in need rather than to a faceless organization. Large-scale disasters--poverty, war, disease--can be so overwhelming that people often neglect to help out.

Via Lynnette Van Dyke
Shernis Ong's insight:

Poverty, to me, has always been about the people in Africa.

After reading this article, I have learnt that poverty is also happening in places in America.

Benevolent, a crowdfunding site, helps low-income people deal with their obstacles in life.

We can all make a difference to someone's life, even if we donate a small amount like $10.

With less fortunate people in the world, they will not be able to make a living without a little help from others.

If they do not receive help, they will not be able to set up businesses or start working, therefore they will not be able to earn money and support themselves.

Most people think that the poor are basket cases, that they do nothing and that we do not have to help them. But I believe that if we help them in whatever ways possible, they will be able to support themselves after a while and they will be able to step out of poverty.

With our help, we can help others step out of poverty one step at a time.

It is a challenge, but if we do not help, who else will help?

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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world | Poverty Assignment by_Shernis Ong | Scoop.it
A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Via W. Robert de Jongh
Shernis Ong's insight:

I used to think that poverty was not in such big numbers, that it was only happening in places like Africa, but now I think otherwise.

With half of the world's wealth belonging to the 85 richest people, I feel that it should be up to us to help the poor.

As we need not use so much money, we can use the money for donations to the poor rather than on our own selfish needs.

We can donate clothes, food and water to the poor and help them to minimize their sufferings.

With priorities given to the rich, the poor do not receive the help that they need and they would not be able to survive on their own. 

We should extend a helping hand to the poor by helping out in whatever ways possible, be it donating clothes that no longer fit us, or by not taking what we have for granted as there are others that are not as fortunate as we are.


Clair Koh's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:43 AM

What i know is that poverty is poor and it is all over the world. People out there are suffering from hunger and they do not have a proper home and food. They food they eat are leftovers from garbages and dustbins. What if we could help them. Each person could donate $1 yes it is a small amount but there are tons of people living in Singapore. It could add up to more than a million. It could saves the lives of many. But what makes me wonder is why do some people not care or bother to help at all. Maybe some are really poor themsevles but what about the rich? Some do not care. Another thing is why is the rate of poverty not decreasing. Why can they not have a life better than a homeless and starving one.

Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
From my point of view, selfishness that greeds over money around the world causes an unequal distribution of wealth in this world. However, I totally disagree about donating money to them. What they need is skills, not money. You can use the money to make a project on raising skills for people living in poverty.
m naw 's comment, January 28, 2014 10:32 PM
Yes. i agree with you totally and I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. Many rich people have too much money that they spend it anyhow while people that are poor dont even have enough money to support the family. I think the rich should really donate to those that are poor.<br><br> Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.
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Literacy in the World | Visual.ly

Literacy in the World | Visual.ly | Poverty Assignment by_Shernis Ong | Scoop.it
Literacy is at the heart of basic education for all and essential for poverty eradication, gender equality, maternal health, child mortality reduction

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Shernis Ong's insight:

When we think of poverty, we think of the children in Africa who cannot afford education or food.

The poor are unable to afford education and are therefore illiterate. 

The people in Africa struggle to live everyday, with minimum food available and no money to afford more food. 

Perhaps the reason why they have no money is because they have no education, and therefore are unable to work. 

Without education, they are unable to count, read, or write. There isn't much that they can do without the knowledge of the world, and their government isn't doing them much help either.

What is it that we can do? We can educate the people in Africa for free, therefore enabling them to be able to know simple Mathematics and English, and enabling them to start a life of their own.

With education, they will be able to work and make money, and step out of poverty.

We can help to donate our old books to them, and put up posters about how we can help the less fortunate.

Salvation Army is one way we can help them, by donating the things that we no longer need to people that need it more than we do. 

As concerned citizens of the world, we should do all that we can to help those that are not as fortunate as us. 

What can we do on a daily basis?

We can help to save water and not take the things given to us for granted.

Hossan Epiques Novelle's curator insight, January 19, 2014 4:56 AM

A very useful and easy to understand infographic. This article tells us many ways illiteracy affects many things that is needed in a healthy society. About 16% of the world's population is illiterate, which is a staggering 775 million people. Being literate is important as it helps one to know himself/herself and "fully exercise their rights". It is a human right to be educated and I think we should help those who aren't literate. Majority of people in poverty lives in places with the lowest litaracy rates in the world. It shows that there is a direct link between poverty and education.