Sage G. Arizona

The Problems of Poverty

Millions suffer the plague of poverty, no one deserves it.

Dear next President:

I am an 8th grader at a small school in Arizona. I have a problem that could potentially lie in your hands and the hands of others. This problem has the lives of many children, parents, and people all depending on someone and that someone should be you. My topic like many others is poverty and how it’s destroying the lives of innocent people. Food and shelter is crucial, I know that there are many, many homeless shelters around America but that’s not enough. Millions of people out there need a helping hand. You should do what’s right for this county. You should find some people who could help you fund for the starving and the homeless. There are three major problems that tag along with poverty and make so many people miserable. Poverty contains the shortage of food, the loss of education, and financial shortages. Many people cling to life but only by the hands of others.

Starvation is a very horrible thing, if you think that you’re hungry imagine not being able to eat for days on end. Many children and adults die from starvation every year. But by funding more charities we could have a better, healthier society. I strongly believe that the starvation of young children and even infants to older people is horrible and they don’t deserve such a despicable death. Knowing you can prevent this dreadful plague of starvation should mean something to you. Knowing that you can fund and save lives. Knowing that if you took the time to bring this topic up, you could bring happiness to America again even if you can’t save all. The food drive is a great example of helping the hungry you should support them let the U.S know that you are funding the starving, make it sound cool. Make an awful scenario blossom into a remarkable society.

Money, paper that can mean everything to one person and to another it could be spent in many ways, but what the person with money doesn’t think about, is the fact that there are many people who need money to support themselves let alone their family. Financial shortage is a very important topic “At least 80% of humanity lives on less than $10 a day.” - Resource number 2. If you can get people to help fund the poor then you could help so many people live a better life. So many people are funding the poor you should to. There was a time in my life where there was only enough money for food and to pay taxes. I was used to getting a lot of stuff that I almost always ended up throwing away. But living like this has made me understand how lucky I am to have a roof over my head and plenty of food to keep my stomach full. But living like this has also made me think of all the other people who live with very little money and a low paying job. So I strongly suggest that you set up a major fund for the poor.

What about the money that can be put to use on a child’s education? “Less than one percent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.” - Resource number 2. Children need good education if they want to get a good job. Education comes at a price that some people can’t afford. Many people go to school but many more don’t, this is because people can’t change their salaries. We can work extra hard and still only have enough money for what is crucial like food. But isn’t education crucial for a better life? I am fully aware that you can’t be involve with our education but I want you to get a glimpse of what I am concerned about. I believe that if we all could get an education we all could get better jobs and America as a country could become an incredible society. So once again I know that you can’t change anything that has to do with our education, but this has to do with poverty and this is why many people don’t get well paying jobs. Education is one of the most important things in someone’s life, it can lead them to a better life with a great job that can support them. Education is important even though you can’t do anything about it.

In conclusion, I would hope that you could help many people who don’t have the same chances that you have, who can never in a lifetime become president, who can’t have an education like yours, who don’t get paid nearly enough, and who can’t afford enough food and go hungry. My topic was poverty but I believe you can do something about it. Fundraising could help millions who need food and somewhere to live. I believe if you and a few other people could get the government to help fund the poor, America as a society would grow and mature. It might only take a few words but you can change the lives of so many innocent people. And who knows they might change your life to.


Sage G.

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