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Let's blog about poverty on 15 October. Register with BlogAction Day 2008: Poverty to take action.

Let's blog about poverty on 15 October. Register with BlogAction Day 2008: Poverty to take action.

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  • Thank you, Bernard. You have my support.
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  • Congratulations on your slideshows... Great work !!!! ... Feel free to join us. Thank you in advance for your participation and sharing your ’favorites’. .. With friendship from France. Bernard ’GREAT CAUSES and JUST CAUSES’ Slideshare group http://www.slideshare.net/group/great-causes-and-just-causes
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  • Thank you for your comments, Fridabibi and Anita. Find time to check out the slides posted at the following link to this Blog Action Day 2008 event:
    http://www.slideshare.net/event/blogaction-day-2008-poverty
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  • Hi Nancy! Huh... it's hard to say anything. Your presentation is shocking. But I know this is the only way to call the attention of people. It's good to see those who care about other people try to use every medium to post thier thoughts. I've not heard about this Action Day yet but it's a very good idea and I hope a lot of people took part in it. Thanks for your care and attention; those people really need it. Bye, Anita
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  • Dear Nancy: the first step is be aware that the poverty exists, worse than the material poverty it is the poverty of spirit. Thank you for the reflection: what am I doing??? Joined major achievements are obtained. Well done. Well presented, so clear and motivational.

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    Only The Best Will Do! Only The Best Will Do! Presentation Transcript

    • Only the best will do! Wishes and dreams for the little ones.
    • A dream home… … in a picturesque and safe environment.
    • Will this do ? A prime site. Right in the city of LA!
    • Abundance of nutritious food … … you need to grow.
    • The food camp is a kilometer away. Did he make it?
    • All the clothes you can pick to keep you warm and make your day. Happy with these, dear?
    • Are the children happy in Kibera ? What do you think?
    • Let’s find new stimulations for your developing brain .
    • Let’s see where they can find them …
    • Clean water… … to appreciate life with.
    • A place for sanitation and cleaning. When there are no other options…
    • The best care for your sniffles .
    • Nigerian orphanage in the late 1960’s. Children and a nurse attendant. The best care, possible.
    • The highest education … … that money can buy .
    • What education? They have to beg for food .
    • ENVIRONMENTAL: climate change, exhaustion of soil fertility and decline of agricultural yields, depletion of natural resources… ECONOMICS: increase in world oil prices, pushed up price of grain, high unemployment rate, brain drain… HEALTH CARE: lack or poor access to affordable health… development trap the cycle of change… What are the causes of poverty ?
    • What about effectiveness of governments ? the cycle of change continues… Overpopulation Illegal Immigration High Crime Rates Discrimination : gender, racial, caste… Corruption$ Conflicts War
    • Why should we care?
      • If the misery of the poor be
      • caused not by the laws of
      • nature, but by our
      • institutions, great is our sin. 
      • ~Charles Darwin
      It’s a cycle that can affect everyone on earth.
    • Know the history and the effects.
      • Recognize these signs :
      • edema of legs and feet
      • light-colored
      • thinning hair
      • anemia
      • a pot-belly
      • shiny skin
      • A victim of severe dietary
      • protein deficiency caused by
      • Nigerian–Biafran War
    • We have been warned … To a man with an empty stomach food is God. ~Gandhi
    • No solutions of your own ? TAKE A STAND Join forces Y O U
    • Society comprises two classes:  those who have more food than appetite, and those who have more appetite than food.  ~Sébastien-Roch Nicholas de Chamfort, Maximes Share Donate Contribute Give
    • Take action on 15 October 2008 write about poverty
    • Sources of information/images:
      • Many thanks to:
      • Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poverty
      • MS Clipart artists discovered
      • Free photos for social study by Sadashivan
      • http://www.sadashivan.com/freephotos4ursocialstudy/id5.html
      • Wikipedia Commons Images:
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Homeless_in_LA.jpg
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Jakarta_slumlife65.JPG
      • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Jakarta_slumlife68.JPG
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Mwamongu_water_source.jpg
      • By paulkist  
      • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Barefoot_child_in_Kibera.jpg
      • By hris1johnson
      • http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Image:Children_and_open_sewer_in_Kibera.jpg
      • By Dr. Lyle Conrad
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Starved_girl.jpg
      • By Brazilian news agency, Agencia Brasil
      • http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:India.Mumbai.01.jpg