Joining Forces to Eradicate Poverty
Written by Plant With Purpose on October 17, 2015 in News & Events
The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is Saturday, October 17. Plant With Purpose and thousands of other organizations, congregations, and individuals across the world are uniting to bring awareness to social injustices and challenging inequalities that prohibit people from living strong, dignified lives.
836 million people currently live in extreme poverty. Between 70-75 percent of those trapped in poverty physically live in rural areas.
“I appreciate the Plant With Purpose staff support that improved my life.”
Plant With Purpose works in these remote locations to reverse deforestation and transform lives through environmental restoration, economic development, and spiritual renewal. Josavrile and other partnering farmer’s faith is being restored as their ability to provide food for their families and create ways to survive are allowing them to thrive especially as they care for God’s creation.
“Ours can be the first generation to witness a world without extreme poverty, where all people – not only the powerful and the privileged — can participate and contribute equally, free of discrimination and want.”
-Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon
“Building a Sustainable Future—Coming together to end poverty and discrimination” is the focal point for this year’s International Day for the Eradication of Poverty. Many, like Josavrile from Woje, Haiti, will share their experiences of the unimaginable effects of poverty and the overwhelming agony of discrimination. Your support to eradicate forms of oppression that prevent fairness in human rights and opportunities to overcome poverty is essential.
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”
-Martin Luther King, Jr.
Find out more about the International Day for the Eradication of Poverty including information about the history of this day, contributors, and gatherings being held near you by visiting overcomingpoverty.org. Or support the work of Plant With Purpose at plantwithpurpose.org.