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Today is Blog Action Day and the topic is Poverty. Many people have decided that it would be a waste to try and help, but there is something most of us can do to help. I’d like to sharejust one thing we can to to reduce poverty.

One Thing You Can Do to Fight Poverty

Poverty is a complex problem that has horrible consequences.  Here are some facts about poverty.

1 billion children live in poverty (1 in 2 children in the world). 640 million live without adequate shelter, 400 million have no access to safe water, 270 million have no access to health services. 10.6 million died in 2003 before they reached the age of 5 (or roughly 29,000 children per day).

You can reduce poverty with $25 by working with Kiva. 

How does Kiva work?

 

You loan a small amount of money to entrepenuers around the world trying to battle poverty and gain financial independece. You money is pooled with others to help people. I love the fact that you choose with person to help. You have the power to help an individual, a family, and a community.