Seven hundred and thirty-four million people suffer from extreme poverty. We all know it is wrong. We all wish it wasn’t so. And yet all we do is pay lip service to it…
You know how it goes - you donate to charity at school, you’re helping these people. Well, at least that’s what you tell yourself.
But let’s get real. The occasional $2.00 borrowed from your parents or best friend that you give to charity doesn’t actually help people. This simply isn’t sufficient. They need food, water, clothes, and shelter, and I posit that it is the responsibility of the younger generation to provide these necessities to them. Chances are that you haven’t even thought of doing anything except giving your teachers a small sum of money so you can wear your own clothes at school.
Now you are aware of what is wrong with just pecuniary help, and what people actually need to survive. So what can you do to help? Perhaps contact charities, and ask them to accept food and clothes as donations. Write to the MP of your local community and inform them of the dire situation, and try to persuade them to help. If you see a homeless individual, don’t give only money. Give them clothes. Talk to them. Make them feel like valued members of society.
Solving issues starts with you.