The very notion of poverty is dismissed by many Americans living in the United
States today. Despite that there is a large percentage of poverty within our
nation, the government does its part to help the majority of the American people.
For many of us, if we were to take the time to look at other nations, it is
possible that the atrocities found may very well have a greater impact than
When most of us think of poverty, we remember that one kid in school who didn’t quite dress as nicely as most, o didn’t have enough money to wear the newest fashions. We think of the people who roam the city streets asking for spare change, or collecting bottles and cans for money. We think of the drastic measures people are willing to take in order to live a more comfortable life. Poverty is more than all this, and we tend to lose sight of this aspect unless placed in a situation similar to the truth of the matter.
Poverty means not being able to properly support a family, being unable to provide food, shelter, education, electricity, water, jobs and basic medical care. Today, nearly half the world lives on less then $2 a day, and every second child is born into poverty. As each day passes, poverty takes it’s toll on nearly 30,000 children.
Many of us will begin to wonder how is an issue this big, seemingly ignored, and we picture ourselves in that position, thinking of the worst possible types of living, until we become thankful for what we have, and mindful of how we can help others. . Why have the governments not stepped in? What is it going to take, to topple this?