Here is a continuation of our post on poverty. Take a look at these figures and think about the glaring divide between the haves and the haves-not. What are some of your feelings and thoughts?
#1: US families living in extreme poverty, living with less than USD$2 a day has doubled to 1.6 million since 1995.
#2: The riches 1% of the world population owns 48% of the world’s wealth.
#3: 64% of the world’s extreme poor live in just 5 countries: India, China, Nigeria, Congo and Bangladesh.
#4: More than 1/3 of Africa lacks clean water. That is nearly the total population of US and Canada combined.
#5: Less than 1% of the US budget goes towards fighting extreme poverty.
#6: 3 million children die from malnutrition every year.