War is a part of our human history. There had been a lot of wars that we have dealt with for the past decades already. And up to this very day, there are still different kinds of wars that we are dealing with. We have wars between countries, wars within countries and wars with each other. All these wars involve hurting one another. But war is not only about guns, tanks, soldiers and the like; there are also those wars that don’t require deadly weapons. We have bigger problems and there is a greater war that needs more attention. And that is the war against poverty.
Poverty leads to other unfortunate events. Poverty can lead to hunger, illnesses, crimes and even deaths. Africa may be the most affected country when it comes to poverty. There are a lot of starving kids in Africa. There are a lot of ill and dying people in Africa. The people there are so poor that they don’t even have the basic means of living. If in the first world countries they are enjoying clean running water, in Africa there is scarce clean water. In developed countries they have the most modern smartphones, the latest fashion trends or make-up kits or hair removal devices, the coolest cars, the biggest televisions, the most comfortable beds, the most durable homes and the best way of living, in Africa these things are only seen in films.
Poverty is a war we need to win. In most third world countries, life is very difficult. People on these poor nations would rather buy themselves foods rather than the latest gadgets. People on these countries don’t need jewelries, they don’t need fancy clothes, they don’t need sports cars or even luxurious lives. What they need is basically food.
But winning against poverty is not that easy. It takes time and a lot of effort. A friend of mine often makes a strange but quite tell analogy and says that war against poverty is similar to the war she wages against body hair. Click here hear what she says from the horses mouth but to summarize – in both cases it takes time to get the results you desire. The process maybe a bit long, but the outcome will be all worth it. It will make your skin smoother and will eventually eliminate all the unwanted hairs. This is the same with fighting poverty. We need to do a lot of work to end poverty. It may take some time before we can see the changes, but it is better than no results at all. We can eliminate all the causes of poverty by working together.
We must join one another to end poverty. We need to help one another to stop these unnecessary wars and just focus on helping our fellow human beings who have bigger problems. We need to focus on other important concerns such as human sufferings due to poverty.
The world would be a better place to live in if we are all united. We live on one planet; therefore it is our responsibility to help one another; whether they are our countrymen or ally or enemy, whether he is black or white or Asian. Be a better individual and offer a hand if you are able to do so. If you want to make donations, please visit this website.