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Today I am calling on you, family, friends and readers as my circle of influence.
I need you today to help me change things, I need you today to help me improve the world’s living situation.
Together we can change things.
Together we can make their lives matter.
Together we can, even by the smallest acts, contribute to put an end to poverty in our world. 
We as humans are equals and we should all ride this path together, hands in hands.

Did you know half of the world’s poorest population lives in just 5 countries?


Too many human beings are suffering from poverty.
One in four people lives in absolute poverty, starvation or near starvation and lacks clean drinking water or proper healthcare, education and housing.


To make a step change, here are 5 GOALS to pursue:

1- ACT ON HUNGER

Photo taken by me personally – Morocco
1st prize UNICEF UdeM 2016, Montréal Canada

This is Salim and his son Ali.
Ali is 5 years old.
Ali is hungry.
Salim is asking himself: How will I feed my son today?

While most of us tend to wonder “WHAT should we eat today?”, Salim asks himself “HOW will I feed my child?” .
Put yourself in Salim’s shoes.

FACTS 

Did you know there are 821,6 million chronically undernourished people. 99% of them are living in developing countries.

To make Salim and Ali’s life great again, donate today:

https://www.thp.org/get-involved/
https://www.actionagainsthunger.org
https://www.thp.org/get-involved/
https://zero-hunger.org

2- ACT ON EDUCATION

Photo taken by me personally – Morocco

This is Ahmed.
Ahmed is 7 years old.
Ahmed came to me and asked me if I could teach him how to read.
The nearest school was 20 kilometers away. 

Ahmed never went to school.

Can you imagine yourself today without any proper education?
Can you imagine your kid growing without learning to write nor to read

FACTS

– 39% of the worldwide poor have no formal education at all. 15 million girls of primary school age will never learn to read and write in primary school, compared to about 10 million boys.


– Conflict and natural disasters have disrupted the education of 75 million children.

To make Ahmed’s future brighter, donate today:

https://unicef.se/ge-pengar
https://support.savethechildren.org/site/Donation2?df_id=1620&1620.donation=form1
https://www.donorschoose.org

3- ACT ON GOOD HEALTH FACILITIES 

Photo taken by me personally – Morocco

This is Omar.
Omar is 75 years old.
Omar was diagnosed with diabetes a few years ago.
Omar can’t afford his medications.
Omar is poor.

Can you imagine yourself being seriously ill and not being able to get access to proper healthcare?

FACTS

– Did you know that 50% of the world’s population doesn’t have access to essentials health services, with 100 million still pushed into extreme poverty because of health expenses.

– Every single day, 21,000 children die before their fifth birthday of pneumonia, malaria, diarrhoea and other diseases.

To make Omar’s life healthier and longer, donate today:

https://www.remedyinc.org/Content/Support_Us.asp
https://projectcure.org/fundraise
https://awhealth.org
https://www.esperanca.org/donate-now/

4 – ACT ON CLEAN WATER FACILITIES

Photo by me personally – Morocco

This is Laila.
Laila is 5 years old.
Laila asked me if I had any drinking water. 

Laila’s family ran out of water. 
The nearest drinking water facility is 6kms away.
Laila is thirsty.

Can you even imagine for one second yourself thirsty and not finding water quench that thirst?

FACTS

Did you know that 2.2 billion people lack access to safely-managed drinking water services and 97,000 children under five die every year from diarrhoea diseases due to poor sanitation, poor hygiene, or unsafe drinking water. 


To make Laila’s life cleaner and easier, donate today: 

https://www.charitywater.org/donate
https://thewaterproject.org
https://water.org/about-us/ways-donate/

5- Act on reducing inequalities

Photo taken by me

This is Adam.
Adam id 80 years old.
Adam is disabled, he can’t walk.
Adam has been brought to a public square.
Adam is begging for money.
Adam is helpless.

Can you see yourself at 80 years old begging people for help instead of enjoying your retirement in a beautiful summer cottage?

FACTS

Did you know that the richest 1% own 44% of the world’s wealth and that 10 men in the world have as much wealth as many countries.
Inequality is growing around the world and every year the gap between rich and poor is getting wider.

To make Adam’s life safer and bring back an equitable balance, donate today:

https://www.oxfam.se/skanka-pengar/manatlig-gava
https://donorbox.org/join-our-people-powered-movement-to-fight-inequality
https://www.globalgiving.org/search/?size=25&nextPage=1&sortField=sortorder&loadAllResults=true

This the hidden story of our world.
Even the smallest contribution matter.
Let’s act together, to make their world greater.

Today I am trying to use my voice to make things evolve and you, what will you do ?

Sources:
1- https://www.unwater.org/water-facts/water-sanitation-and-hygiene/
2- https://www.who.int/sdhconference/background/news/facts/en/
3- https://www.globalcitizen.org/en/content/9-facts-about-education/
4- https://www.actionagainsthunger.org/world-hunger-facts-statistics 
5- https://www.oxfam.org/en/5-shocking-facts-about-extreme-global-inequality-and-how-even-it

Disclaimer:
– All the photos used for the article are taken by me, and the autorisation of their use have been given to me.
– Names, places and stories are product’s of my imagination.


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