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Benevolent billionaires - why do they do it?

Benevolent billionaires - why do they do it? | Make a difference | Scoop.it
What possesses people who spend half their lives accumulating a fortune to decide to give much of it away?

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Ms Howard's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:34 PM

Is giving and helping only about making some else's life better and making you feel good? Could science play a part????

Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 18, 2013 9:38 PM
I guess i could understand why they would do this. they have made all this money, and they may not have any great need for it, so instead of wasting it on useless possessions and diamond rings, the put the money to good use. Giving other people hope is a great way to use your money, especially if you have a lot of it to handle!
Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:19 AM

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Poverty, geography and the double dilemma

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IMAGINE a world without extreme poverty. The Economist did and in doing so joined others who have argued that extreme poverty - those who live on $1.25 a day or less...

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Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 18, 2013 9:40 PM
It makes me so sad to think that people have to live on $1.25 a day or even less. So many people do. But seriously, IMAGINE A WORLD WITHOUT POVERTY!
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Poverty and hunger

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About 25,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. This is one person every three and a half seconds. Unfortunately, it is children who die most often.

 

Yet there is plenty of food in the world for everyone. The problem is that hungry people are trapped in severe poverty. They lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves. Being constantly malnourished, they become weaker and often sick. This makes them increasingly less able to work, which then makes them even poorer and hungrier. This downward spiral often continues until death for them and their families.

 

There are effective programs to break this spiral. For adults, there are “food for work” programs where the adults are paid with food to build schools, dig wells, make roads, and so on. This both nourishes them and builds infrastructure to end the poverty. For children, there are “food for education” programs where the children are provided with food when they attend school. Their education will help them to escape from hunger and global poverty.

 

From the website this imformation is from (http://www.poverty.com/) it shows how many deaths caused by hunger have happened this hour. Currently, it is on 690 deaths. In one hour, all these people have died. This just showsthe severity of world poverty and hunger.


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i think that it's horrible to think that so many people are dying every day of hunger. we need to make a difference, and fast!

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Kayla Vesel's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:38 PM

HEELLLPPPP!!

Sarah Alakkad's curator insight, June 21, 2013 6:01 AM

Lets hope that over time, the chance of this happening is decreased

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3.8m UK children in absolute poverty

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About 3.8million children in Britain are living in absolute poverty, with 300,000 more falling into extreme hardship over the last year, figures reveal.

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Jacquie Rintoul's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:15 PM

I didn't think that the U.K. was like this...

Sarah Alakkad's comment, June 21, 2013 6:07 AM
In the U.K.? wow
Eczema in Children's comment, June 21, 2013 1:41 PM
Oh yes, there are some very poor areas - its too sad.
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Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty?

Is It Crazy to Think We Can Eradicate Poverty? | Make a difference | Scoop.it
The end to extreme poverty might very well be within reach. But is the bar too low?

 

The World Bank aims to raise just about everyone on Earth above the $1.25-a-day income threshold. In Zambia, an average person living in such dire poverty might be able to afford, on a given day, two or three plates of cornmeal porridge, a tomato, a mango, a spoonful each of oil and sugar, a bit of chicken or fish, maybe a handful of nuts. But he would have just pocket change to spend on transportation, housing, education and everything else.


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Jacquie Rintoul's comment, June 20, 2013 10:08 PM
I agree with Sarah. While many people think that poverty can be eradicated, the world's economy simply cannot hold up every single country. Even if it was able to, countries would probably get into debt and end up poorer than before.
Hannah Campbell's curator insight, July 20, 2013 10:29 PM

I do not think it is crazy to think we can eridacte poverty, but the world's richest and most developed countries need to support the developing countries. 

JH Tan's curator insight, January 19, 2014 7:52 AM

It is extremely hard to eradicate poverty in the world as most people in the world is still living below the $1.25 a day income.However, if  gorverments from developed countries are willing to support the developing countries,I believe we will be able to hit the target set by the world bank to raise just about everyone on earth above the $1.25 a day income.

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Kiva - You're invited to Join Kiva

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Make a loan to an entrepreneur across the globe for as little as $25. Kiva is the world's first online lending platform connecting online lenders to entrepreneurs across the globe. (Join @Kiva: Get $25 free trial and help alleviate poverty.

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Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 18, 2013 9:39 PM
I think a lot of people should be joining and using KIVA. I know i should!
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Live Below the Line - Mike Lane

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Live on $1.50 a day for 5 days to change the way people in the US think about extreme poverty - and make a huge difference. (@MissyDuckWife would you be willing to support me in helping raise awareness for poverty with @LBLUS?

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HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?"

HowStuffWorks "Is there such a thing as a truly unselfish act?" | Make a difference | Scoop.it
An unselfish act is an act in which one person benefits while the person performing the act gains nothing. Find out if an unselfish act is possible.

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Anakin Williams's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

it good

Dylan Bradley's curator insight, May 22, 2014 12:20 AM

I like this speachy thing

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Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families'

Two Thirds Of Children In Poverty 'From Working Families' | Make a difference | Scoop.it
A dramatic rise in children living in poverty-stricken working families has alarmed campaigners, with the government urged to take actions by charities.

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mitch ferris's comment, June 20, 2013 10:10 PM
I agree!!!!!!
James C's curator insight, June 20, 2013 10:27 PM

Wow...this is just horrible....

Eliza Gwillim's comment, July 21, 2013 8:56 PM
Yes but then the parents might not earn enough to sustain their families!
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Ending Poverty by Giving the Poor Money - New York Times

Ending Poverty by Giving the Poor Money
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The scholars looked at a cash-transfer operation called the Youth Opportunities Program, run by Innovations for Poverty Action, a nonprofit development group.
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