World Poverty BY: Brianna Paul

  • Global poverty is getting worse day by day.
  • 4 million newborns worldwide are dying in the first month of life, 101 million children do not attend primary school, 2.5 billion people lack access to improved sanitation.
  • Those are just some of the problems our world is facing everyday.
  • When living on a dollar a day access to clean water is hard.
  • 1 out of every 10 have access to fresh clean water.
  • 3.5 million people die each year from water based illnesses.
  • Water related diseases can cause dehydration, low appetite, stunted growth and many more.
  • People living on a dollar a day don't have the money to buy healthy nourished food.
  • The daily diet of someone living on a dollar a day consists of tortillas, and lard.
  • Malnutrition can lead to generation poverty, the woman having kids could run the risk of their kid being born malnourished.
  • 12 billion people can be fed by the food produced in the world.
  • Millions world wide still starve because they cannot afford the cost of food.
  • Many people living on a dollar a day do very laborious work such as, farming and day laborers.
  • 66% of people world wide have informal jobs.
  • An informal job is a job where you work for others on a day to day basis it's very inconsistent.
  • In many families that don't have a lot of money their kids end up dropping out of school to work to help support the family.
  • Kids who come from poor families are less likely to go to school even if school is free.
  • The kids need to still pay for their uniform, books and transportation.
  • The parents need the kids at home to work so they can earn money to go towards the families needs.
  • In Guatemala a very poor country 50% of girls marry and start a family before the age of 19.
  • When a natural disaster strike happens the country usually gets emergency aid or development aid.
  • Emergency Aid- Food, care, and shelter.
  • Development Aid- Money and resources given to a poor country to help the, develop into a wealthier country.
  • Food is significantly more expensive when the majority of the land is being used for cash-crop agriculture.
  • In Guatemala 2% of the wealthiest people own 70% of the land.
  • Indigenous farmers usually get stuck with the worst land making it hard to produce crops.
  • U.S Government foreign assistance is aid given by the U.S to other countries.
  • This aid supports global peace, security, and developmental efforts to provide humanitarian relief during times of a crisis.
  • 34 billion dollars is proposed for spending foreign aid in 2017.
  • 100 countries receive foreign assistance from the U.S.
  • The U.S expects to spend this much money on each of the major categories of foreign aid in 2017.
  • Peace and Security: 8.3 billion.
  • Democracy, Human Rights and Governance: 2.7 billion.
  • Education and Social Services: 1.1 billion.
  • Health: 9.3 billion.
  • Economic Development: 3.6 billion.
  • Humanitarian Assistance: 6.0 billion.
  • Environment: 1.3 billion.
  • Water and Sanitation effects everyone. USAID is an organization that travels to poor countries to help improve their living situations.
  • They are trying to improve water and sanitation.
  • Almost 800 million people lack access to clean water.
  • Many people don't have the access to clean water to use for cooking, drinking, and sanitation.
  • About 2.5 billion lack access to clean sanitation. Without the use of clean sanitation people can die very easily.
  • USAID is hoping to use the use of water for food security, that will save lives and advance development.
  • They are going to increase water productivity in agriculture and industry.
  • They are improving water resource management and expanding access to water supply and sanitation.
  • They have brought safe water and sanitation to more than 50 million people, they have gained access to improved sanitation facilities for all.
  • The USAIDs program has resulted in more than 3.5 million people living with improved access to drinking water, and 1.3 million with imported sanitation.
  • In August of 2016 USAID brought hand pumps to Ethiopia to clean the water.
  • Access to clean water is critical to a persons wellbeing.
  • In Ethiopia even reaching access to water takes several hours of walking on foot.
  • Because of the well they put in now gives about 350 people access to to safe water.
  • I personally think that USAID is working.
  • I think that USAID is accomplishing everything that they can. They have been helping a lot of countries.
  • If it wasn't for this organization millions more would be dying each day. These causes are major causes that are effecting millions day to day.
  • This organization has brought the attention to people's eyes that these problems are reality and they are happening in other countries.
  • I would not change much about this organization. I think that the way they are running it now is working very well, they are getting a lot done. I hope in the future many more people join this organization to improve these worldwide problems.


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