Saturday, September 26, 2015

18 Days of Global Goals (Day 2)

1. End poverty in all its forms everywhere.

This is one of the most ambitious goals. It includes a target of having no one living in extreme poverty — less than $1.25 a day — anywhere in the world by the year 2030. *

Think about that.

There are people in this world trying to survive on less than $456.25 a year, and all the UN wants to do is create a global space where people get to earn AT LEAST that amount.

Asking yourself what you can do to help the UN reach their goal?

On a National level: Help that friend get that job. Direct people to job skills programs. Volunteer your time or money to homeless shelters that actively assist the homeless back into the workforce.

On a International level: Look into micro loan programs like http://www.kiva.org/ where something like $25 can assist a person become monetarily independent through hard work and a little capital.


*NPR

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