Ending Extreme Poverty Abroad
Around the globe there are 880 million people, about three times the population of the United States, living on just $1 a day. Many lack even the most basic resources like clean water, access to primary education, and the healthcare needed to cure very preventable diseases. The United Nation’s Millennium Development Goals are meant to eradicate this level extreme poverty by 2015, but the goals are not going to be accomplished unless wealthy nations match their pledge to donate 0.7% of their GDP to foreign aid. The United States gives just 0.2%. Even in this time of tight budgets, our nation could and should do better.