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r.a.p. Rising above poverty
Some Poverty Facts

The world currently doesn't understand what people living in poverty go through everyday, well we found out, and the facts will scare you.

    * Half the world's 6.7 billion people live on less than 2 dollars a day.
    * The poorest 40 percent of the world's population accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of the worlds income.
    * According to UNICEF 26,500-30,000 children die due to poverty. And they ''die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and weak in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible to death.''
    * Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century illiterate.
    * The GDP ( Gross Domestic Product) of the 41 heavily indebted poor countries ( 567 million people) is less than the wealth of the world's 7 richest people combined.
    * Every 3.6 seconds another person dies of starvation and a large majority are children under 5
    * It costs about 62 billion dollars to provide every person in the world with their basics needs ( food, water, education, health care, a home), cost of the iraq war since 2001? Over 1 trillion dollars per year.
Some scary poverty facts scary isn't it These facts are real, think about them and realize that YOU need to do something!