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  • 1. Global Extreme Poverty
    Together we can make a difference
  • 2. Poverty:The Harsh Realities
    Did you know:
    1 billion people in the world live on less than one dollar a day.
    15 out of every 100 children in
    Sub-Saharan Africa die before they reach the age of five.
    Malaria still kills millions of people every year, mostly children, becauseof conditions of extreme poverty.
    In the time it takes you to read this, another 2 people on our planet will have died from starvation.
    Picture by:
    United States Agency for International Development
    Found on Wikipedia Commons
  • 3. Where are the poorest places on earth?
    This map shows the global distribution of populations living in extreme poverty with the highest concentrations in Sub-Saharan Africa, Southeast Asia, Mongolia, India, the Middle East and parts of Central and South America.
  • 4. Poverty in America
    Picture found on
    The Road to the Horizon
    http://www.theroadtothehorizon.org/2009_07_01_archive.html
    Though North America fares better than much of the rest of the world, we still have our share of poverty. There are currently
    5.7 million children in America living on less than $7 per day. The southern states account for 42% of these children, including the state with the greatest number, Mississippi.
  • 5. The Face of Poverty
    Major Causes of Extreme Poverty:
    • Hunger and malnutrition
    • 6. Limited access to quality healthcare
    • 7. Insufficient access to sanitary water
    • 8. Limited education
    Who is Most Vulnerable:
    • Socially excluded groups
    • 9. Populations living in remote areas
    far from markets, schools, and
    healthcare facilities
    • Those with little education or
    assets
    Picture by:
    Agência Brasil, a public Brazilian news agency
    Found on Wikipedia Commons
  • 10. Why Should We Care?
    Effects of Poverty:
    High mortality rates
    Increased health risks and perpetuation of epidemics such as HIV/AIDS and Malaria
    Hampers children’s ability to grow and develop properly and contributes to a cycle of poverty
    Inhibits education and social advancement
    Increases armed conflict
    Picture found on Wikipedia Commons
    http://www.plosbiology.org/article/info:doi/10.1371/journal.pbio.0000039
  • 11. Lending a Helping Hand
    The Millennium Project:
    On a mission to cut global poverty in half by 2015
    Has established Millennium Villages to fight poverty at the local level with community involvement
    Giving a hand up, not a hand out
    UNICEF Programs Focusing On:
    Child survival and development
    Basic education and gender equality
    HIV/AIDS and children
    Child protection
    Policy advocacy and partnerships
    Picture by:
    Saving Lives with SMS for Life
    Jeffrey Gluck
  • 12. Save a child…Save our world
    • Become informed
    • 13. Get involved
    • 14. Help spread the word
    Pictures found on Wikipedia Commons