7 Factors of Extreme Poverty
The follwing short extract is taken from wikipedia.
According to a UN declaration that resulted from the World Summit on Social Development in Copenhagen in 1995, absolute poverty is “a condition characterised by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education and information. It depends not only on income but also on access to services.”
- Food: Body Mass Index must be above 16.
- Safe drinking water: Water must not come from solely rivers and ponds, and must be available nearby (less than 15 minutes’ walk each way).
- Sanitation facilities: Toilets or latrines must be accessible in or near the home.
- Health: Treatment must be received for serious illnesses and pregnancy.
- Shelter: Homes must have fewer than four people living in each room. Floors must not be made of dirt, mud, or clay.
- Education: Everyone must attend school or otherwise learn to read.
- Information: Everyone must have access to newspapers, radios, televisions, computers, or telephones at home.
- Access to services: This item is undefined by Gordon, but normally is used to indicate the complete panoply of education, health, legal, social, and financial (credit) services.
Read it all at: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Absolute_poverty#Absolute_poverty
The 7 Factors that devine extreme poverty are:
1 Safe drinking water
1A Find out more at this web-site including what you can do to help
2A Habitat is a site that helps people rebuild their lives by rebuilding old houses. This is a short article on the importance of a house to people.
Habitat home page http://www.habitat.org
3A Poverty.com http://www.poverty.com/index.html
3B the world food project. The organisation’s site, it highlights what’s being done to alleviate world hunger. Do the quiz and get a free meal for one child. Sign up for the newsletter and help raise awareness.
4) Sanitation Facilities
5A cozay.com – very very strong stance taken by this personalised website which may not be to everyone’s taste. http://cozay.com/
5B worldvison website http://www.worldvision.org/
6)Education – 2 strong websites that are trying to give children and young adults a possibility of an education.
Further interesting sites:
The global poverty project http://www.globalpovertyproject.com/blogs/index/tag/11
For more information than you can find here go to the challengeforcharity home page at:
- IFS: Government not on track to meet child poverty target (leftfootforward.org)
- Reforms may drag many into poverty (mirror.co.uk)
- IFS: Child Poverty to rise due to Coalition plans (liberalconspiracy.org)
- Spending cuts ‘will see rise in absolute child poverty’ (guardian.co.uk)
- Welfare plans ‘will raise poverty’ (mirror.co.uk)
- PISA: It’s Poverty Not Stupid (downes.ca)
- The World Cup and Poverty Activism (humanrights.change.org)
- Coalition plans will push 200,000 children into poverty (newstatesman.com)
- Why a rise in poverty will humiliate Cameron (newstatesman.com)
- Interesting View on Poverty (socyberty.com)
- Help Stop Hunger with ShopHunger.com – Shop Online and Raise Money To Help End World Hunger (prweb.com)
- Incredible story: Milka Marwa breaks the cycle of poverty (one.org)
- You Can Help (socyberty.com)
- How Serious is This Fight? (socyberty.com)
- Passionate about the fight against extreme poverty? Apply to the Faiths Act Fellowship (one.org)
- Kendrick Meek and Tim Kaine in Florida (one.org)
- Despite gains, bulk of world’s poor live in rural areas, UN report finds (yubanet.com)
- With President Obama and John Legend in Ohio (one.org)
- Thanking Senator Lugar for his work against poverty (one.org)