You might not believe it, but extreme poverty is in retreat. If the world can avoid becoming complacent and keep momentum on the side of the poor, there's a real opportunity to end extreme poverty within a generation -- this generation.
We're not inclined to upload photos of artisan sandwiches to Instagram, but this week we're going all out for good reason. Except there'll be no pictures of arugula or baguettes in sight. We've taken on the Global Poverty Project's Live Below the Line challenge to spend $1.50 a day on food and drink for five days.
All around the world, and in the countries and provinces and neighborhoods held captive by some of the most entrenched and toughest to battle poverty, women and men turn to business to feed their families.
Euphemia holds her daughter, Medo, who was born HIV-negative, because she took special precautions to protect the child. Soon after Euphemia married, she discovered something her husband hadn't told her.
In most Muslim communities on Mindanao Island, women generally have 10 or more children. Unfortunately some babies, and even mothers themselves, die before or after the delivery due to various complications.
A beautiful little first-grade Rwandan girl named Divine read to us, and we all melted. Her warmth and genuineness, her joy in sharing her reading skills and in showing us how she could write her name on the blackboard made us smile and think about her wonderful gifts.
He asked me that day how involved I wanted to be, and I trusted these three men implicitly and instantly dove in fully to support this dream of creating a nonprofit music festival in Central Park.
We can continue the fight for justice by using our voices, whether it be through a march in Cambodia or through the megaphone of social media.
Children have an incredible capacity to care, to give and to empathize from a very young age. It has nothing to do with pity. An instinct for justice comes naturally to a young child, who is free from skepticism, prejudice and doubt.
Somali-born hip-hop artist K'naan fled with his family from Mogadishu when he was 13 years old. The country at the time was experiencing a civil war that has left the country in a state in instability. His music has a series of influences that range from Nina Simone to Bob Marley to Bob Dylan.
Fighting poverty in Detroit and across the country requires not just protecting existing programs that work, but also doing more to promote opportunities for the children and adults whose voices are not heard on the convention floors.
Have you ever thought about what is being done about poverty? Both domestically and globally? Or wanted to help, but didn't know where to start? Me too. I can only suggest starting locally.
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A fundamental step toward reversing conditions of underdevelopment is rethinking concepts and trying to understand our complex reality: looking at things from a new point of view.
In a country as wealthy as ours, why do we allow childhood poverty? How can we expect all our kids to succeed when almost a quarter of our kids don't have the basic tools of life, like books to read and food that helps them growth strong and healthy?
I've been doing what a lot of other people have been doing lately. I've been reading Steve Jobs, by Walter Isaacson. I have been a fan of Jobs for as ...