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Children in Poverty
<ul><li>If you are seeing this, chances are you  were not born into poverty.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Good for you.  </li></ul>
<ul><li>But every second child born on this earth is not so lucky  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Nearly half (one billion) of the world’s children are born into poverty </li></ul>
<ul><li>Poverty is the most devastating thing that can happen to childhood </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine having to struggle for every meal </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine being denied basic education </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine being driven to the streets to fend for yourself  </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine having to work to feed yourself </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine being driven to drugs and crime for the sake of money and a sense of happiness </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine being abused physically, mentally, spiritually </li></ul>
<ul><li>Imagine having no childhood </li></ul>
<ul><li>And as a result, imagine having no chance at a decent adulthood </li></ul>
<ul><li>Take a moment and Imagine being born into poverty </li></ul>
<ul><li>Poverty steals childhood and a child’s basic rights </li></ul>
<ul><li>Poverty kills the mind, spirit and soul of a child even before they are actually alive </li></ul>
<ul><li>Poverty is not a choice </li></ul>
<ul><li>We just got lucky. Incredibly lucky. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thanks to carf for the pics.  </li></ul><ul><li>(Children At Risk Foundation – CARF (www.carfweb.net) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thank  YOU for taking the time to imagine. Really. </li></ul>
<ul><li>Do your part. Today. </li></ul><ul><li>Or leave me a comment on my blog  </li></ul><ul><li>at www.thinkmaya.com an...
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Poverty is the most devastating thing that can happen to a child.
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  1. 1. Children in Poverty
  2. 2. <ul><li>If you are seeing this, chances are you were not born into poverty. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Good for you. </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>But every second child born on this earth is not so lucky </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Nearly half (one billion) of the world’s children are born into poverty </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Poverty is the most devastating thing that can happen to childhood </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>Imagine having to struggle for every meal </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Imagine being denied basic education </li></ul>
  9. 9. <ul><li>Imagine being driven to the streets to fend for yourself </li></ul>
  10. 10. <ul><li>Imagine having to work to feed yourself </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Imagine being driven to drugs and crime for the sake of money and a sense of happiness </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Imagine being abused physically, mentally, spiritually </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Imagine having no childhood </li></ul>
  14. 14. <ul><li>And as a result, imagine having no chance at a decent adulthood </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Take a moment and Imagine being born into poverty </li></ul>
  16. 16. <ul><li>Poverty steals childhood and a child’s basic rights </li></ul>
  17. 17. <ul><li>Poverty kills the mind, spirit and soul of a child even before they are actually alive </li></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Poverty is not a choice </li></ul>
  19. 19. <ul><li>We just got lucky. Incredibly lucky. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Thanks to carf for the pics. </li></ul><ul><li>(Children At Risk Foundation – CARF (www.carfweb.net) </li></ul>
  21. 21. <ul><li>Thank YOU for taking the time to imagine. Really. </li></ul>
  22. 22. <ul><li>Do your part. Today. </li></ul><ul><li>Or leave me a comment on my blog </li></ul><ul><li>at www.thinkmaya.com and </li></ul><ul><li>I will donate a $ for you. </li></ul><ul><li>Prepared for Blog Action Day </li></ul><ul><li>Blog: www.thinkmaya.com </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>
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