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Vegetables are Ending Extreme Poverty

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

Earlier this week, we discussed how malnutrition affects those living in extreme poverty. There are two aspects to malnutrition. One of them is not getting enough food, which can lead to stunted growth, increased risk of infection, and even death. The other aspect is hidden hunger, or when someone is not constantly hungry, but lacks food variety. One way that CHOICE Humanitarian combats malnutrition is through our agricultural programs.

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Tree Gatherings + A Tool Box = Community Development

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

Think about it: There are individuals living in extreme poverty worldwide who have ingenious ideas. From inventions to business ventures, creative ideas are universal. However, because these individuals lack collateral, they are considered “unbankable.”

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A Little Education Goes a Long Way

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

Though almost everyone has complained at some point in their life about school, it’s hard to deny the benefits that our education provided to our lives.

Why does education matter? When people are able to get a quality education they can break the cycle of poverty by getting better jobs that can result in a better life. Education, therefore, helps to reduce inequalities and empowers people to live more healthy and sustainable lives.

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Sustainable Agriculture & Reforestation

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it. 

Between 2000 and 2012, 2.3 million square kilometers (890,000 sq. mi) of forests around the world were cut down. Because of deforestation, only 6.2 million square kilometers (2.4 million square miles) remain of the original 16 million square kilometers (6 million square miles) of forest that formerly covered the earth.

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More People Have a Mobile Phone Than a Toilet

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it. 

More people have a mobile phone than a toilet. Think about that. Which one would you rather have?

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Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire -- and Diseases, Deforestation, and Deadly Burns

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it. Imagine yourself sitting around a fire pit with your closest friends on a weekend camping trip. S’mores are being made, Starburst are being roasted, and laughter abounds. Life couldn’t be better. And then it happens. 

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Tooth Decay and Extreme Poverty

Dental_blog.pngAs part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

At one point, I’m sure we’ve all dreaded the day when we see that we have a dentist appointment on the calendar. But what if we didn’t have a dentist to go to? Think about it.

 

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It Takes a Village to Change the World

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

What if a group of people made some big audacious goals to make the world a better place for everyone and the whole world agreed to do their part to make those goals a reality? Well you'd have the Sustainable Development Goals.

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(No) Food for Thought

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

According to UNICEF, nearly half of all deaths in children under the age of 5 are a result of undernutrition -- which means approximately 3 million young lives lost each year. That’s like the entire population of Buenos Aires, Argentina, being wiped out in one short year. Additionally, poor nutrition in the first 1,000 days of a child’s life can cause stunted growth, which is closely connected to reduced school and work performance, as well as impaired cognitive ability.

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What is Extreme Poverty

As part of the Spring Into Action campaign running from April 16 – May 1, we will be posting daily about topics related to extreme poverty and how anyone and everyone can join the movement to end it.

Your Morning Latte Can Tip the Scales

What was your morning like? Did you stop on your way to the office and buy a latte or go through a drive-through and grab a quick breakfast? If so, then before mid-day you spent more money than someone who lives in extreme poverty has to spend in an entire day.

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