Presentation on theme: "3 billion people live on less than $2 per day, 1.3 billion of them on less than $1 per day. (worlds population: 6.7 billion)"— Presentation transcript:
3 billion people live on less than $2 per day, 1.3 billion of them on less than $1 per day. (worlds population: 6.7 billion)
Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has more wealth than the bottom 45% of American households combined.
To put that into perspective, heres a map illustrating wealth by country in 2002.
Starvation claims one life every 3.6 seconds, usually a child under the age of five.
If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet, and spare change somewhere around the house, you are among the richest 8% of the worlds population. If you have a car, you are among the richest 7%.
1% of the people in the world have a college education. 7% have computers.
43% of the world lives without basic sanitation. Close to half of the people in developing countries are suffering at any given time from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.
Less than one percent of what the world spends each year on weapons is enough money to put every child into school.
If you make $____ a year You're in the richest ____% of the world $20, % $30, % $40, % $50, % $60, % $70, % $100, % $150, % Where do you stand?
$8 could buy you 15 organic apples or 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market. $30 could buy you a Season of Greys Anatomy on DVD or a First Aid kit for an entire village in Haiti.
$73 could buy you a new mobile phone or a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda. $2400 could buy you a second generation HDTV or schooling for an entire generation of children in an Angolan village.
Global Priority $U.S. Billions Cosmetics in the United States8 Ice cream in Europe11 Perfumes in Europe and the United States 12 Pet foods in Europe and the United States 17 Business entertainment in Japan 35 Cigarettes in Europe50 Alcoholic drinks in Europe105 Narcotics drugs in the world400 Military spending in the world780 Global Priority $U.S. Billions Basic education for all6 Water and sanitation for all 9 Reproductive health for all women 12 Basic health and nutrition 13 Where are our priorities? What we spend: How much it would cost:
Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought to be until you are what you ought to be. This is the interrelated structure of reality. -Martin Luther King, Jr. "If you can't feed 100 people, then feed just one." -Mother Teresa
So what can you do? There are tons of ways to do it: - Check out or to find organizations that interest youwww.charitynavigator.org - Check out to find organizations on campus - Sign up at for DP Day (Detroit Project) on March 29 to help serve the Detroit communitywww.thedp.org Get involved!
Meet Lenatus… By skipping out on dinner and a movie or coffee every so often, I easily save $30 a month, which provides Lenatus and his family with clean water, nutritious food, health care, and schooling. Check out or for more info on child sponsorship.www.worldvision.orgwww.compassion.com Go in with a couple of friends if $30 is too much!
Whatever you do… do something to share the privilege you enjoy with others.
Submitted by: Lacey Bierlein (University of Michigan) **If you use this, you may want to change/remove the slide that applies specifically to me (slide 17) Sources: