All posts tagged: poverty

The Water Crisis

  Photo Credit: Water.org Today is World Water Day.  In honor of World Water Day, I would like to dedicate this post to raising awareness about the water crisis, and drawing attention to the incredible efforts Water.org and others are making to help create solutions to end the water crisis. Do you know about the Water Crisis? Fast Facts about the Water Crisis – 780 million people lack access to an improved water source; approximately one in nine people -An American taking a five-minute shower uses more water than the average person in a developing country slum uses for an entire day. – More than 3.4 million people die each year from water, sanitation, and hygiene-related causes. Nearly all deaths, 99 percent, occur in the developing world Source: Water.org  Learn more about how we can help solve the global water crisis

Starving for a helping hand

Photo Credit Beatrice.  Please check out her awesome website  for more of her amazing photography. Sometimes it seems like we get caught up in a world that is moving at such a fast pace, and everything around you begins to blend together, and we lose focus of what is actually surrounding us.  Walking through the streets in the city it is so easy to get swept away in the crowds and not notice those who are in desperate need.  With the economic crisis we are are currently facing so many are losing their jobs, homes and it begins to feel like what once was solid ground is collapsing beneath you.  Poverty is everywhere. Astonishing Facts About Poverty “Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.” “Almost half the world — over three billion people — live on less than $2.50 a day.”  Source: For more information and statistics about poverty Below is a poem which I wrote about the inequality of this world. -Inequality- Hunger Deprivation Empty …