Alexia Pennsylvania

Poverty in America

Are you proud of yourself knowing there are people out there going through poverty?No.I thought so.Then do something about it.


Dear Future President,

I am here to inform you that poverty has begun to get worse.Every time I drive through Philadelphia I see poor people having to beg people for money.Nobody pays attention and continues on with their normal lives that people going through poverty donโ€™t have.It makes me upset to see people living like that because they cant buy anything that they actually need.

Did you know, over 3 billion people, which is almost half the world live on less than $2.50 a day? Almost 1 billion children live in poverty too.640 million people live without proper shelter,400 million have no access to clean water, and 270 million have no access to health or medical services either.10.6 billion children died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5(roughly 29,000 per day).The poorest people have lived with nothing but $1.25 a day.Extreme poverty is a global challenge.It is observed in all parts of the world including , develop economies.

In conclusion, I think you as a future president, should vote on fundraisers each year. The money that goes towards the fundraiser will be donated to the families living in poverty and shelters.Some of the money will also go towards health, food, and clothing.Before you make your decision consider thinking about this, you love your family right and you would do anything for them.The families going through poverty try their best to do what they can for their children but they cant do a lot for them because they cant afford trying their best to give them what they need.