Poverty

 

“Poverty is the worst form of violence.”


—Gandhi

 

 
“Residents of slums, while only 6 percent of the city population of the developed countries, constitute a staggering 78.2 percent of urbanites in the least-developed countries; this equals fully a third of the global population.” —Mike Davis

 

Djemba, a boy from Kibera from the source project on Vimeo.

 
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread.” —Mohandas Gandhi

 

 
“The principle of social justice is that there is a social contract. We are not just individuals. We are part of a society. A world-wide society. We are interdependent, and that interdependence flows at many levels; its spiritual, it is psychological, it is economic. The notion that we can exist and prosper, just individually, based purely on what we do and what we earn is a rather new notion in history and it doesn’t work.” —Robert Reich

 

A Bird’s Eye View of Child Poverty in BC from Selin Jessa on Vimeo.

 

“Anyone who has ever struggled with poverty
knows how extremely expensive it is to be poor.”
—James Baldwin

 

Poverty of The Spirit from Mike Hamermaster on Vimeo.

 

“Not to know is bad;
not to wish to know is worse.”
—West African Proverb

 

More Resources

UN Millennium Campaign to End Poverty 2015

Supports the United Nations Millennium Development Goals.

 
Jubilee

Working on the problems of debt and global poverty.

 
Oxfam International

Working for long-term solutions to the world’s poverty, hunger, and social injustice.

 
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Fighting extreme poverty and preventable disease in Africa.