Below the Line Mariel Gonzalez 6°A

_____More than 1.2 billion people live trapped in extreme poverty and because of that, 121 million children are out of education. And the cause of us. 1% of the U.S. budget goes to fight extreme poverty. As you can see, poverty impacts globally, and it is a big problem. In this essay, I'm going to state the cause, impacts, and the 3 possible solutions. Which way are you choosing to go? As Nelson Mandela stated, "As long as poverty, injustice, and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest." take on average 36 gallons of water taking a bath, imagine how fortunate you are between those 1.1 billion people in developing countries which have inadequate access to water, and 2.6 billion lack to basic sanitation. A proving fact that shows we don't care about it is that more people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet. For those who love going to the Cowboys Stadium, it uses more electricity than Liberia! But the new that depressed me the most, is that indigenous people make up a 5% of the world's population, but 15% of the world's poor. How can it be possible, that a community is poorer than it's population globally. In addition, Africa uses less than 3% of the world's energy, despite having more than 13% of the world's population. Again, how can this be possible. The biggest problem is that we don't take for real this information, and we're doing nothing about it

_____The main cause of poverty, sadly, is discrimination. In New York City, 80% of the stops made were blacks and Latinos, compared to 8% of white people that were stopped. This also takes us to believe more important than others and delinquency. This is just fooling, it's just making it worse than ever. Talking about delinquency, every year, in developing countries are robbed of more than $1 trillion that could fight poverty disease, and hunger. Did you know that among U.S. adults, concern about extreme poverty has declined from 21% on 2011 to 16% on 2013. How can we make it better if on our own we're causing it, and showing this side of parent to the next generations. 1 billion children live in poverty worldwide, 22,000 die each day due to poverty. The cause of this is also poor governance. The government does not always do the best for the development of the country and even in some parts of the world there's not any leader. In turn, high rates of poverty are usually found within countries with corrupt leaders, weak state institution and no rule of law.

_____We can start individually making a change, I invite you to change the world by giving your sons an equal education. Did you know that a child born to a mother who can read is 50% more likely to survive past the age of 5? So are you applying these changes at home? As Barack Obama stated "Change will not come if we wait for some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek." Remember, are you truly resting? Or are you supporting non-resting peace?

Works Cited

"11 Facts About Racial Discrimination." | Volunteer for Social Change. N.p., n.d. Web. 19 Feb. 2017.

Prinsen, Taylor. "10 Solutions to Poverty." BORGEN. N.p., 11 May 2016. Web. 19 Feb. 2017.

Jewayni, Leeda. "Five Causes of Poverty." BORGEN. N.p., 01 Mar. 2016. Web. 19 Feb. 2017.

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