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Eradication of Poverty

Poverty is one of the major obstacles to peace. Here we fight poverty.

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International Day for the Eradication of Poverty


Poverty is not just a matter of subsistence. Poverty encompasses the absence of opportunity to partake of the very things we take for granted: food, housing, education, training, work opportunities, and most severely, it denies the right to a fruitful life. Poverty drives individuals to extremes just so as to survive.Others lose hope, faith and will.


Despair drives parents to sell children, teenagers sell their bodies for a pittance and societies crumble incrementally under the pressure of living on nothing.


Values and norms lose meaning as the fight to live through hunger and a spot in a drain pipe for sleep out of the rain, fighting over that extra sniff of glue are all that some children learn about being disposable and invisible to the greater world


And what do we lose in the process? Human potential. We lose a child’s discovery of their own mind, a child who through play and exploration would otherwise uncover the wealth of their own talent and what they could possibly contribute to the world


As you brush off a child who begs to wash your car windows as you wait for a red light, or a kid asks to take your shopping trolley, don’t just imagine it being your own child, but see the scientist, the musician, the economist, the community leader, the teacher, whose potential dies in your looking the other way……


The choice is yours… and yours…and yours And mine! We can make poverty history if we want it to be.


There is this idea that poverty is something that born and bred in developing nations: media and commerce have created the illusion of a great divide… and it is often relegated to a developmental one.


Truth is Poverty is spawned in your own home. It starts in the mind. It grows roots in the soil of apathy and it spreads like a cancer among the backstreets of everything you and I pretend not to see. It flourishes among the garbage bags of everything we take for granted: running water, a bed, warmth, family, holidays, birthday wishes, even a simple smile which lets you know someone has SEEN you, acknowledge your existence…


Poverty is not just a matter of money. Poverty is what comes from living beyond the realm of those in need of a helping hand.


Give, so a girl can development her self confidence and become self-reliant.

Give, so a young man need not prostitute himself to foreign holiday makers,

Give, so that a man need not traffic his child for 50dollars.

Give a Damn… it goes farther than just a Dime …. And BE the difference in their lives and your own.





Poverty like illness knows no boundaries. Wealth does not protect one from it and poverty itself does not make you immune to its impact.


With the current tumbling of the world’s financial markets, the loss of billions around the world offers all of us an opportune moment of reflection. The first Wall Street Crash sent the world into an economic nightmare. These days governments rally together at the speed of light in a financial rescue mission….


And it still does not change one aspect of the status quo…


Those stuck in poverty remain stuck in the mud or rambling knee deep in disease infected refuse landfills, which is home to seagulls and homeless children: it feeds a pittance to some anonymous stricken family in the back streets of Bogota, children scramble bottles together for enough small change to kill the cold off their skin for a night.


Walk around your own city without stepping over some homeless anonymous entity and ask yourself how difficult is it to care…


Poverty Day: Take part! Care enough so there does not have to be one next year!

Create opportunities for Trade rather than Aid.

It's in our hands and hearts... if we choose to have a mind to.....

some pictures courtesy of flickr.com

Discussion Forum

Empower the poor then there will be no poverty

Started by Muhammad Khurshid. Last reply by GOPI KANTA GHOSH Mar 25, 2012. 3 Replies

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Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on March 10, 2012 at 3:37pm

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Comment by GOPI KANTA GHOSH on May 20, 2011 at 4:11pm
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Comment by ABED MALHAS on May 20, 2011 at 4:03pm

THANK ALLAH GOD 4 ALL

dear friend my lady   I am honored 2 ,TK U 4 UR positive energy ,support , LOVE 2 ART , children ,humanity & CREATION ,

 CASA THE GLOBAL POSITIVE VISION & MISSION

let US Enhance, Tolerance, Cooperation, Understanding, Acceptance, World Peace ,Confidence ,,Recognition ,Human Rights ,Cultural Enrichment ,Positive Globalization - Love & Help the less fortunate - Love & Protect the Environment;

METHOD CASA is initiating six GLOBAL NEW concepts;

- ART OLYMPIC ( equivalent 2 Sport Olympic )

- NOBEL PRIZE 4 CHILDREN

- CASA GLOBAL GENIUS VILLAGE

- CASA ( care and share art ) GLOBAL TOURING EXH.

- CASA GLOBAL GOURMET VILLAGE

- CASA VILLAGE;

please inform the leaders of  UR country  , children; students; schools; academics; artists; museum; gallery; art outlets; sponsors; decision maker; celebrity; media; industry; etc.

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Comment by Clicia Pavan on April 17, 2011 at 2:40am
Paz
São braços,para abraços
Paz
São laços,desatados
Paz
São mudanças,acertadas
Paz
Pensamentos,unificados
Humanidade,com humildade
Paz
Ação Global
para um mundo mais justo e igual
Clicia Pavan
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Peace
Arms are for hugging
Peace
Are ties,untied
Peace
These changes, agreed
Peace
Thoughts,unified
Humanity,humility
Peace
Global Action
for a more just and equal
Clicia Pavan
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Paz
Los brazos son para abrazar
Paz
Son lazos,no condicionada
Paz
Estos cambios,acordó
Paz
Pensamientos y unificada
La humanidad, la humildad
Paz
Acción Mundial
para una sociedad más justa e igualitaria
Clicia Pavan
Comment by Van on December 19, 2010 at 8:18am

I finally gave it my all. I sold my home, and got all I own into four suitcases. Went to help give free energy to non profit institutions, got fined and deported. I lived with the poverty and saw how in the heat of the day, they danced in rain, the same rain that would flood their homes. Now I sit with nothing, but the satisfaction I did help some but not many. I am 54 and no where to go. No one wants an old man. I still would not change anything I have done. Peace, Love and Light, Van

 

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