What can you do to do your part to help end World Poverty?

Poverty is something that is passed on from one generation to the next generation, much like heirlooms passed along by families.  To break this cycle of poverty, communities, families, and children need to be taught skills on how to accomplish this break.

3 Tools to that can end poverty:

  1. Quality Education; will provide children with life skills and knowledge to be able to realize their full potential. It is essential to create a change in the normal way of things.
  2. Accessible health care; in order for children to grow up strong and healthy. Communities need help to build health centers and train health workers.
  3. Freshwater and sanitation; both are essential for a child to grow up healthy. Building school latrines and supplying community water points will ensure better health.  These water points should also be managed and maintained well.

3 Ways you can also partake in ending poverty:

  1. Sponsor a Child: Millions of children grow up with the lack of access to basic necessities, lack of essential nutrition, lack of health care, and a lack of education.  Sponsoring, or supporting, a child will provide them with the necessary resources to survive and raise their standard of living.  Begin the cycle of change; help a child, and help the community.
  2. Sponsor a Project: Sponsoring a project is a unique way of supporting community-based and child-centerd projects that will tackle some of the greatest issues in the world.
  3. Sponsor a Community: Developing communities and teaching them the skills to become self-sufficient, and developing the tools that they need to survive, will have a great impact.  You can support solutions that will include education, nutrition, clean water, and healthcare as well as gender equality.

These are a few of the ways you can also do your part to fight world poverty and helping communities in developing countries to become self-sufficient.…

What Influence can “Impact Investments” have on Poverty and Hunger-stricken Countries Globally?

Responsible investment will help to finance the social war against poverty and hunger, and environmental crisis’s, like, climate change.  Globally, the challenges are so complex and intricate that the funding needed became so large that traditional sources of funding, for instance, philanthropy, are not sufficient anymore.

Experts say that this financial shortfall might be best addressed by “Impact Investment”.  This is basically investments that benefit socially or environmentally, while still showing a profit.

Impact Investment

Definition:  This type of investment aims to generate specific effects that are beneficial to social or environmental issues, in addition, to still gain financially.  In other words; investments that are socially responsible.

Break down:  Basically, the goal of impact investing is in helping to reduce the negative influences that business activities have on the social environment.  This investing can be seen as an extension of philanthropy.

How does it work:  Impact Investments includes a lot of different types of investments vehicles as well as different types of capital.  Investors will consider the commitment, social responsibility and the sense of duty that a company portrays before they will become involved.

Financial Benefits:  Environmental and social, responsible, practices attracts impact investors.  Committing to responsible social practices, companies can benefit financially, while the investors also show a profit.

Does “Impact Investing” have a future:  This type of investing is largely appealing to the younger generation who want to benefit society.  Through impact investment, entities or individuals make a statement of support for the company they are investing in.  This trend is therefore likely to expand as the younger investors become more influential in this market.

The more people are realizing the financial and social benefits that come with impact investing, the more and more companies will also engage themselves in social responsibility.…

Top 5 Organizations Confronting the Complex and Difficult Problems of Poverty and Hunger in Poor Countries

Alleviating the poverty in the many poor countries all over the world is the core mission of many organizations.  One of the difficulties going hand-in-hand with poverty is hunger.  Poverty stricken countries cannot support the infrastructures needed to provide the necessary, basic needs of their people.

This is where the groups and organizations working to alleviate hunger and poverty come into play.  These groups of people provide services that gather food, mostly donated by businesses, communities and also through action groups, working to get donations to distribute.

Many of these organizations and groups also work towards raising awareness of the hunger and poverty that is influencing people of poor countries.  They also aim to inspire others towards helping to raise funds, to donate funds or to find other innovative ways to help alleviate these difficult problems.

Organizations, Anti-Hunger groups and Food Banks helping countries in need:

  1. The Hunger Project; is an organization that teaches life skills, empowering people to become self-reliant and to builds better lives and futures for their children. This project work with low-income and rural populations by teaching them life skills and sustaining behaviours that will help them overcome difficult issues.  They don’t just distribute food.
  2. Hunger Relief International; is an organization that works worldwide to relief the hunger in poor communities. They do not only meet the immediate need for food, but also teach self-sufficiency.  The hope is that this approach will help people to meet their necessities for nutritious food, clean water, and healthcare.
  3. Hunger Free Communities Network; is a group of institutions with the aim to ensure that nobody goes hungry. They also help other organizations in their administering of hunger aid.
  4. United Communities Against Poverty; works towards increasing awareness of poverty around the world, while helping to ease the poverty burden imposed on so many around the world.
  5. Spotlight on Poverty; feels that the best way to combat poverty and hunger worldwide is through research and changing political policy in a way to ease the burden by working together. While they physically feed poor families, they work to provide opportunities to help them, help themselves.

There are still many more organizations that are making the alleviation of poverty and hunger the main mission in their daily workings.…