Ending poverty Everywhere
Over the next 10 years, 160+ million children will live in extreme poverty if we don't take action. More than 700 million people around the world are living in extreme poverty and is struggling to afford basic needs such as healthcare, education, and access to water. In 2017, nearly 40 million people in the U.S. lived in poverty; 12.8 million of those were children. The poverty rate for children also varies by race and origin, as black and hispanic children represent over 50% of the total.
What can we do about it?
As natural problem solvers; Social Entrepreneurs may see this as an opportunity to bring green and sustainable products to the marketplace, that are affordable to those of low to inconsistent income. Social Entrepreneurs may also have unique advantages to approach the fight against poverty in ways that local or global governments cannot.
If you're a millennial, you can be proactive and engage local governments to be aware of policies that affect the poor in their communities. Ensure that everyone's voice is heard and innovation is encouraged to support change at all levels in our communities.
Policymakers can work with local governments to help create more inclusive and productive job and opportunities for the poor and the marginalized.
People who work in the private sector play a major role in determining if the growth it creates is inclusive and contributes to poverty reduction. The private sector can promote economic opportunities that can positively effect segments of the economy where the poor are most active.
What can you do now?
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