Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Good news story about Poverty

Good news about poverty??  Really?  Is it even possible?  Yes, indeed it is, although we don't seem to read about it much, it is there and it is happening.  While the year on year numbers do tend to fluctuate as you would expect, the overall trend is that extreme poverty numbers are reducing and various diseases are being reduced.  This is not to say that poverty is no longer an issue - one in eight people go to bed hungry every night, and each year 2.3 million children die from malnutrition - according the IF campaign.  But take a look at the infographic below from One.org as it reminds us of the progress we ARE making and frankly it IS good news and IS exciting!



There's even more good news in this TED talk by Bono - have listen and join us at Give Aid Direct in creating more ways to help those in poverty restore their own dignity and delight in life again.





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