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Can We Defeat Poverty?

Compassion Releasing chikdren froem poverty Lin Jesus' name Can we defeat POVERTY? Many doubt it BUT many simply don't know we are halfway there already! HOW STRONG IS YOUR HOPE? The Lies "It's not possible to defeat poverty." 70% 76 90% OF AMERICANS do not believe it is possible to end extreme poverty in the next 25 years. * BELIEVE BELIEVE the number of children dying every day is getting worse or staying the same.* that since 1990 the number of people living in extreme poverty has increased.* Only 7% think it has decreased. *They're wrong. The Truth These statistics may shock you. EXTREME POVERTY has been cut in half. CHILDREN are surviving. 700 MILLION FEWER PEOPLE lived in conditions of extreme poverty in 2010 than in 1990. The number of children dying before their fifth birthday has been CUT IN HALF IN ONE GENERATION. If the same rate of global progress is sustained, EXTREME POVERTY WILL BE ELIMINATED Every day, 20,000 FEWER CHILDREN DIE of preventable causes. BY 2030. AIDS is no longer a death sentence. DISEASES are being defeated. Worldwide, between 2000 and 2012, estimated MALARIA MORTALITY RATES FELL BY 45%. NEW HIV INFECTIONS CONTINUE TO DECLINE in most regions. At the end of 2011, 8 million people were receiving ANTIRETROVIRAL THERAPY FOR HIV. Since 2000, measles vaccines have PREVENTED more than 10 MILLION DEATHS. What Will It Take? DESPITE THE PROGRESS, 1.2 billion people still live in extreme poverty. What can you do to bring it to zero? "Extreme poverty does not have to exist. When Christians accept that fact and start living accordingly, we will find the solution is already within our reach." DR. SCOTT C. TODD, IN HOPE RISING Being "generous to the poor" is not just a suggestion. If these American Christians were to give 10%, it would result in $250 BILLION PER YEAR IN PHILANTHROPY. 138 MILLION AMERICANS But most Christians give only about 2.9% OF THEIR EARNINGS. attend church at least twice a month. What would happen if we truly were generous to the poor? If we gave with a willing heart? If we loved our neighbors? LET'S FIND OUT. Your sponsorship gets us one step closer to defeating poverty. ALL STATS TA KEN FROM HOPE RISING Hope Rising: How Christians Can End Extreme Poverty.

Can We Defeat Poverty?

shared by compassioninter... on Sep 17
Recent studies tell an incredibly positive story of progress against extreme poverty around the world. We now have decades of peer-reviewed research supporting the fact that we are making significant ...




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