Let us first take a look at the daily wisdom word meaning of impoverishment in our Webster Dictionary-1. the process of becoming poor. loss of wealth.
Daily Wisdom Word Meaning-1. The act of being poor and the high statistics of people that suffer from not having enough money to live on for themselves and their families.
Impoverishment affects high numbers of individuals across the world and most people would be surprised just how many. Nearly 1/2 of the world, lives on less than 2.50 cents per day US money. That is horrific if you think about it. More than 1/2 of the worlds population live in impoverishment and this affects their medical care, their ability to eat vitamin rich foods, ability for cleanliness (842,000 people per year), ability for electricity, (1/4 of the world lives without it.)
According to UNICEF, 22,000 children die each day due to poverty. More than 750 million individuals deal with a lack of clean water. 850 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat.
Stats in 2011 showed 165 million children world wide under the age of five years old, were stunted in their development due to chronic malnutrition, As if 2013, 21.8 million children had not received the three recommended doses of vaccine against diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis.
More facts yet tell us that 80 percent of the world lives on less than $10.00 per day. OXFAM estimates it would take $60 billion annually to end extreme global poverty-that is less than 1/4 the income of the top 100 richest billionaires. Hunger, by the way, in the number one cause of death in the world, killing more than HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
These facts are astounding and if they were not so enlightening and important, I would not have put them in this article. I don’t know what its like to feel hungry and not eat, but I do know what its like to grow up in a household that is poor. My family definitely hurt for more money, but none of the above statistics affected us.
There is a difference between being poor and being impoverished. Medical care took much of our money growing up in a household of four children and one income winner, we put it above all else, and there were times when we had to work out payment plans to pay for that medical care, but at least we had it. We had to cut corners with food, eating hamburgers a lot along with hotdogs, macaroni and cheese, and less expensive foods. Sadly, the most expensive food is often the healthiest. Fruits and fresh vegetables are at the top of the list as far as expense goes.
The saddest fact of all, is it would just take $20 per month to wipe out world hunger from those of us who can afford it. Yet, many people, including myself don’t consistently donate to World Health Organizations, for fear the money will not go where is supposed to. We can fix this with $20 per month from those of us that can afford it. Can you imagine having that much effect on world hunger with just $20 dollars a day.
One last fact. The poorest country in the world surprisingly is Asia. The countries within it exceed all of the above facts by 50%. That is so sad.
I ask you to think about today’s daily wisdom word, and ask yourself what you can do about it. Until I did the research for this post, I have avoided taking part in the solution and instead stayed a part of the problem, because when I really, quietly sit down and ask myself, there is 20$ a month I could manage to set aside to help. What about the top billionaires and what they could do? There is a lot we all can do to put a stop to impoverishment.
Thank you so much for reading daily wisdom words today, and I appreciate your reading.
Have a beautiful and blessed day.
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