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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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A Young Entrepreneur

A Young EntrepreneurLiliana is 11 years old and lives in the community of Rincon de la Concepcion Mexico State. And she is the youngest person working in egg production in her community.

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When I began to study I knew nothing about computers or Spanish

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It’s International Women’s Day & we're celebrating rural women who are working hard to benefit their families and communities.

We know when a community focuses on literacy; the general health and standard of living naturally increase. However, many women in remote Guatemala only speak their native language of Q’eqchi’ and therefore they are not able to find work or go to school outside of their village where Spanish is the predominant language.

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My (Very) Personal Experience

Pieter_from_Belgium.jpgMy name is Pieter and I am from Belgium. After completing my Bachelor of Science in economics/ finances, I switched up my academic story for a Master’s of Science in economics: international governance. After the academic part of life, I decided to spend a few years abroad working, volunteering, and traveling and that was how I spent time working with CHOICE Bolivia.

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Women Trained as Entrepreneurs in Swine Production

david_3.jpgMrs. Adriana is learning how to raise swine to sell and to provide her family with nutritious food as part of a class that CHOICE Mexico is teaching.

 

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It’s the Right Time to Focus on Practical Education

IMG_3573_(1).JPGRecently CHOICE Nepal hosted the Honorable Mrs. Bidhya Devi Bhandari, President of Nepal for the Inauguration ceremony of the Agriculture Laboratory Building at the Janakalyan Secondary School in Palung, Makwanpur, Nepal. 

The lab will benefit 1,245 students of Janakalyan Secondary School and all the farmers from the community. Students will learn new techniques, and the farmers can test the quality of soil and as well as disease in plants. Agriculture is the main source of income in Palung. Twenty thousand families in Palung are engaged in vegetable farming due to the proximity of Kathmandu which gives them a broader customer base.

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Collaboration is the Key to Ending Extreme Poverty

Peru_gov_partnership.jpgThe key to ending extreme poverty is collaboration. That’s why CHOICE Peru joined forces with representatives of the Piura Regional Government and the La Arena District Municipality to create an economic self-sufficiency program to benefit the families of four villages in the district of La Arena.

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My Life Took a Turn When I Met CHOICE

couple.jpgResham Khadka lives in rural Nepal with his wife and three children. Like many young people in this area, when he turned 18 he went to the Gulf countries as a migrant laborer working in different countries and sending money home for his family. The money helped them survive, but there was not enough to save. He was discouraged because, in spite of his hard work in the Gulf, there was no change in his family’s economic situation. It helped them cope with poverty, but didn’t help them come out of poverty. Also, it was very hard for his wife to raise small children and live alone.  

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