Can poverty be eradicated?
“There are people in the world so hungry, that God cannot appear to them except in the form of bread,” once said Mahatma Gandhi. There are two types of poverty that exists—absolute poverty and relative poverty. I think to absolve poverty will require a tremendous investment of effort and time from richer countries and organizations all around the world. This is largely due to the perpetuation presence of unfair markets situated in the world, and also from the socio-economic unrest of countries that caused the impact of poverty to hit the worst. However, eradicating poverty will also be plausible because past efforts at solving poverty had been done and succeeded with fruitful outcomes. The air of humanity also lingers in the air, which brings about a sliver of hope to solve poverty throughout the world. This essay will thus, explain why the possibility of alleviating poverty is slim, even though possible.
Yes, eradication of poverty is possible as some people may claim, for there is still a hope of humanity left in the world. Absolute poverty includes people experiencing malnourishment, which contributes to the many death rates in the world. People also die from premature deaths, chronic illnesses and other inhumane ways too ghastly to list. 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations. The presence of statistics shows that the UN is aware of such issues and thinking of ways to prevent such gruesome deaths from occurring. There are many non-profit organizations set out to resolve poverty and to give people the chance to live the life everyone is supposedly entitled to have. One such example is ONE. It is a grassroots campaign and advocacy organization backed by more than 2 million people from around the world and every walk of life who are committed to the fight against extreme poverty and preventable disease, particularly in Africa. Thus the presence of these organizations and people such as Pope Francis of the Catholic Church, dedicated to end injustice and reach out to the poor and broken, reignites the hope of humanity in resolving poverty in the long run.