Friday, August 14, 2015

5 shocking facts to make you really think about poverty

Everyone knows that millions of people are living in poverty across the world, but it all seems so far removed from our own lives. So how can we get the stark truth across to you? Here are just some of the most shocking facts about the lives of people living in poverty around the world:

1. The world’s 100 richest people earn enough money each year to end world poverty 4 times over.

2. More people have access to a mobile phone than a toilet.

3. Africa uses less than 3% of the world’s energy, despite having 12.5% of the world’s population.

4. The median income for people living in the developing world is $3 a day - that’s less than the cost of a frappuccino at Starbucks.

5. Americans spend more each year on Halloween than the whole world spends on combatting malaria in a year.

YOU have the power to make change happen. Just a small donation from you can make a huge difference to the life of hundreds of Africans in the villages that we operate in.

£2 means that one person can have access to a free medical consultation and medicines. If 8 people donated £10 each, we could give one group of village women the opportunity to start their own small businesses and work their way out of poverty.

Donate to Ripples Foundation today or support our campaigns on Causes, and be more awesome!

Alysha Bennett Web Developer

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