GOAL 1: NO POVERTY
More than 700 million people still live in extreme poverty, struggling to gain access to basic needs such as healthcare, education, water, and sanitation. While the majority of those grappling to make ends meet live in developing nations, even in the world’s wealthiest countries as many as 30 million people will grow up facing poverty every day.
IT'S NOT JUST ABOUT THE MONEY
“Poverty is more than the lack of income and resources to ensure a sustainable livelihood. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education and other basic services, social discrimination and exclusion as well as the lack of participation in decision-making.”
– United Nations
The following facts can be found on the official website of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.
LET'S END POVERTY.
This Sustainable Development Goal strives to eradicate extreme poverty for all people everywhere, as well as reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all it’s dimensions according to national definitions.
Stop Wishing. Start Doing.
Here's How To Help
01. Make A Personal Commitment
Make a personal commitment to help the impoverished in your area. Contact your local department of social services, United Way, or religious organization to find out where the need is in your community. Consider volunteering at a local homeless shelter or secondhand shop.
02. Combat Hardship
Recognize that poverty often goes hand-in-hand with hardship. If you see a friend or neighbor struggling, see if you can lend a hand. Offer to cook dinner for a sick friend, or mow the lawn for an elderly couple.
03. Donate & Educate
Instead of throwing them away, see if you can donate gently used items to your local second-hand shop, thrift store, or Salvation Army. Especially donate books and other school supplies. Education is one of the most essential tools in the fight to end poverty.
04. Buy Responsibly
Help end global poverty by buying products from companies that donate a portion, or all, of their profits to charity or support Fair Trade. Patronize small or socially conscious businesses in developing nations as small business is one of the most effective ways to lift individuals out of poverty.
05. Spread the Word
Make people aware of the problem, so we can work together towards a solution!