Dear Future President,
Poverty is an issue that we should put more money towards. Although our efforts have helped in the past, according to "Global Issues" , 3 billion people, or almost half of the world’s population, are in poverty, and survive on less than $2.50 each day. Of that, 1 billion of those are children.
According to "Do Something" , 1.3 billion people worldwide live in extreme poverty, and survive on less than $1.25 each day. The UNICEF, or the United States International Children’s Emergency Fund, states that 22,000 kids die each day because of poverty. I think that we need to help these people who are in poverty. They aren’t all in poverty because they don’t work hard, and, in fact most people who are in poverty work hard to earn the little amount of money that they get."Feeding America" states that 43.1 million people in the US were in poverty in 2015. In addition to that, shocking amount of children die because of poverty.
According to "Global Issues" , between 2000 and 2010, around 92 million children died worldwide. Many children, about 2 million each year, die because their families can’t afford the medicine to cure the sicknesses that they have. This reveals that children whose families are too poor have to let go of their children. It’s extremely sad, as for some of these children were not old enough to make everlasting memories, and all of them, never had the chance to become an adult.
I think that it’s important to provide families who are in poverty with the resources they need to survive, even just clean water. A lot of people take it for granted that they can drink clean water, while, according to "Do Something", over 750 million people die each year because they lack clean water to drink. It’s important for us to help people in poverty get basic resources to survive and have a longer-lasting life.
I have learned that many people are in poverty, and I hope that more money can be provided for them. I think that although not all of these children are from the US, we should still help them.
"11 Facts About Global Poverty." 11 Facts About Global Poverty. Do Something, n.d. Web. 4&5 Nov. 2016. www.dosomething.org/us/facts/11-facts-about-global-poverty
Shah, Anup. “Causes of Poverty.” Global Issues. 28 Sep. 2014. Web. 08 Nov. 2016. www.globalissues.org/issue/2/causes-of-poverty
"Hunger and Poverty Facts and Statistics." Feeding America. N.p., n.d. Web. 14 Nov. 2016 http://www.feedingamerica.org/hunger-in-america/impact-of-hunger/hunger-and-poverty/hunger-and-poverty-fact-sheet.html