Poverty A Growing Issue

world-povertyPoverty is a growing issue around the world on every continent of the Earth. At least 80% of the Earth’s population lives in poverty to this day¹. If nobody does anything about it then that number will keep getting higher and higher. That 80% live on less then $10 a day to support their family and $10 dollars in some countries can get you very little¹. Some of these people live on less then $10. 1.3 billion people live in extreme poverty which you make less than $1.25 a day¹. Most people say that if we can solve world hunger we can solve poverty and I strongly agree with this.

   A majority of the population of people who live in poverty are children. Just about 22,000 children die each day because they live in poverty. A lot of the children die from diseases most of them water related¹. Also about 27 to 28 percent of children are underweight or stunted¹. Stunted means that your body prevents you from growing or developing properly because of the lack of food and nutrients that your body needs to grow. A group called Millennium Development Goals is trying to halve the population of underweight and stunted children¹.

Another problem of poverty is lack of drinking water that is clean and healthy for people to drink. Just about  1.1 billion people have an inadequate source of drinking water and 2.6 billion lack basic sanitation¹. Almost two out of three people who don’t have access to clean water live on just $2 a day and one-third of that live on $1 a day¹. Also access to water that is pumped into a household averages about 85% of the wealthiest (20% of the population) and 25% of the poorest get pumped water in their household (20% of the population also)¹. I wish more people would realize how much of world is suffering from poverty and try to solve this growing global issue.


I found my images at cultureofawareness.com and 2012books.lardbucket.org

¹ http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats

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