There are three targets:
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people whose income is less than $1 a day
* Higher food prices may push 100 million people deeper into poverty
* Conflict leaves many displaced and impoverished
Achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all, including women and young people
* Full employment remains a distant possibility
* Low-paying jobs leave one in five developing country workers mired in poverty
* Half the world’s workforce toil in unstable, insecure jobs
Halve, between 1990 and 2015, the proportion of people who suffer from hunger
(This is where I stopped and looked at my post and said to myself, who am I kidding?)
Honestly I don’t feel very comfortable talking about physical poverty. I oftentimes think I can relate, or even empathize with how they really feel. But the sad truth is that I will never know and saying “I know how you feel” or “THIS is what we should do to help them” is an exercise of many assumptions.
I don’t believe in those one shot medical missions, nor do I believe in “PR-driven” outreach programs. Because at the end of the day, the ones who “feel good” aren’t the poor.