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I Would Like to Help Fight Poverty

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 526 People

    A Noble Ambition

    Speaking as someone who has lived his entire adult life one paycheck ahead of financial catastrophe, I must agree that helping to fight poverty is a noble ambition.  However, I am reminded of the words of the great Reverend Ike who said, "The best way to help poor...
    ElLagarto ElLagarto 56-60, M 10 Responses Jul 13, 2007

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    i Am Helping Myself Fight P...

    i am helping myself fight poverty everyday...its really hard, sometimes i want to cry but i shake it off and just tell myself i will make it another day...somehow...
    dignus101 dignus101 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 30, 2008

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    I hate that people think that

    if I say I did something worth doing, that I must be lying or not be a real person or must be a scammer or something. Are there really so few people in the world who want to change it???
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    What do you say to someone

    who asks for either food or money on the streets? Sometimes I give out money.. Sometimes I don't.. Other times I wonder why I even bother. What do you guys do? Does it depend on your bills? Or how your own day is going? Do you simply say, "Sorry. I got nothing." When you...
    musicvideographer musicvideographer 31-35, M 3 Responses Apr 10

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    I Think We All Need to Help...

    I think we all need to help in many diferent ways, I know our missins at church do a lot in Mexico for orphanages down there, I also get my scouts involved in multiple projects for North Texas each year.
    fredngrady fredngrady 36-40, M Jul 30, 2008

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    Supporting Each Other To Support Our World

    I like to help fight poverty. Because this is important to me. we are so interconnected and I feel sad when others are. But i need others like me to share with me..because i listen to my feelings..i believe they are divinely inspired, kind of like the land is our connection to...
    peace4us2day peace4us2day 41-45 Jan 14, 2012

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    I come from a well off family,

    and understand there must be people in all classes in order for our ecomony to survive, but I'd like to help move people from lowre to middle class by providing jobs and low income housing.
    LittleStain LittleStain 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    I Feel As If God Blesses Us...

    I feel as if god blesses us in turn to bless others, so when I get the opportunity to do something for someone else I'm much less hesitant to take it these days.  Especially those who really need the help, I know he will take care of me because I'm helping to take care of...
    Lilacprincess295 Lilacprincess295 22-25, F Jul 30, 2008

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    i will help till the rest of my days,

    the world is my family, we all are one
    sharichi sharichi 22-25, M Jan 16

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    Global poverty is a huge problem.

    People can barely afford to feed themselves. If they cannot feed themselves then how can we expect them to be good consumers? According to government data one-third of the second most populace country in the world lives on $1.25/day. That means 400Million people cannot purchase...
    GrimCreeper0150 GrimCreeper0150 22-25, M 1 Response Jan 18

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    Only If They Earn It...

    I frequently give up what I have for others. What I see more often than not is people taking advantage. They take advantage of me, they refuse to get jobs, they do drugs. In USA most of the people in poverty are just lazy butts who refuse to work hard. Additionally, the...
    1invisible1 1invisible1 26-30, F Apr 6, 2013

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    World Vision 40 Hour Famine.

    Hey everyone. :) Do you know that in East Timor 50% of people don't get enough food, and 49% of those are children? Half the children in East Timor have stunted growth due to malnourishment. I'm doing the 40 hour famine this year, and going without food for 40 hours. If anyone...
    madddyx madddyx 13-15, F Aug 7, 2011

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    of Course I Would...i Think...

    of course i would...i think poverty is a very sad thing. i mean, i'm poor too, and i know first hand that, even though we're not like, in a slum or anything, that it is really hard to not have the money to get things that we need. but i would love to help fight it and help others...
    thedreamisover thedreamisover 18-21, F Jul 30, 2008

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    Yes

    Poverty is something that I very much would like to work in regards to fighting against.  It is something that tears away opportunities, access to health, food, shelter, it robs of the basic needs we as human beings have.  Whilst human right documents purport that...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 22, 2008

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    Dog Eat Dog

    It makes no sense to me, in this country of untold riches- one of the richest nations on earth- that people are living and suffering in poverty. They are marginalized/demoralized/dehumanized/demonized and even criminalized for it. The homeless eat from dumpsters and immolate...
    fasterpussycat fasterpussycat 46-50, F 4 Responses Feb 18, 2009

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    With This Money, We Can Help Anyone With Their Poverty. Let Us Be A Big Team, And Help Them Out!!

    Ever since I was little I like helping others. So I started to go orphanage to take care of children at the age of 13. And now i'm successful in my marketing business so I am supporting 25 kids in Africa through World Vision. And I am planning to fly to Africa to see my kids...
    yilinxx yilinxx 18-21, F 3 Responses Sep 21, 2013

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    Whenever I Can...

    whenever i can, i contribute.  even though i am usually dead broke, i do my best to give a little something; a quarter in the bell-ringer's can around christmas, a dollar in the "feed the hungry" thing at the grocery store...  you get the point.  i may...
    SunnyKris SunnyKris 26-30, F 2 Responses Aug 27, 2007

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    Maybe this isn't an experience

    but I am wondering if anyone out there agrees that capitalism is just broken! Competition in markets can be good, particularly when we are talking about luxury items. 2 brands of the same soda? Go for it! Helps drive down the price. But we cannot let people compete for basic...
    LonerStoner91 LonerStoner91 22-25, M 1 Response Jun 17, 2014

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    People Fought For Me When I Was Poor.

    I grew up poor.  My family was a member of the "working poor"...too rich for welfare and too poor to make it without welfare.  I grew up with a great family who did everything to make sure I had what I needed and I eventually graduated from law school. ...
    patchworkofmistakes patchworkofmistakes 26-30, F Sep 5, 2008

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    ONe Item At a Time

    I can't fix it all in one day, nor can I do it alone. We all need to ban together and do whatever it takes! It's not much but my daughter and I volunteer at the shelters year round and I subscribe to their newsletters so that I don't miss a beat. We also hold our annual canned...
    mysplitpersonality mysplitpersonality 36-40, F 1 Response Sep 5, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    We sponsor Eddie and three other children through a wonderful nonprofit organization called Children International. We are committed to help lift these children out of the poverty...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 17

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    i wish i could just help others all the time. All i ever want is to do good for others out there. Like from helping them with problems to helping with poverty. i don't care what...
    internationalkoala internationalkoala 18-21, F 4 Responses Apr 17

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    I don't like to fight or argue. But I will do it and do it well when it's needed. If someone is spouting out a bunch of erroneous bs that I know to be bs, I will stand my ground...
    jayciedubb jayciedubb 46-50, M 2 Responses Apr 18

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    I dont like to fight for the most part cuz its gon solve nun but I heard this caveman lookin girl n her bf was talkin bout my gf so they need to check they self before I get mad...
    violinmaster242 violinmaster242 13-15, F Apr 17

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    I'm almost done with my university degree of a career that is good and fun but not really what I want. I really want to study something else after I graduate. But everything is so...
    Sadkitty1291 Sadkitty1291 22-25, F Apr 5

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    Any Where Will Do I want to feel I have achieved something in life make my mark in history live on a tropical tranquil island with no hassles with none of the terrible world around...
    nakednudist nakednudist 46-50, M Apr 11

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    I like helping people with their computer problems. I can't fix everything though, I'm not an expert
    JDeeL266 JDeeL266 18-21, M Apr 14

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    I Would Like You to Answer These Q's 1) How big is your bed? Double 2) What colour are you bedsheets? Pink and Black. 3) What was the last thing you were doing in/on your...
    youngwhitegirl youngwhitegirl 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 2

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    I would like to have a small shed outside for myself one were i can make jewelry (that is one of my hobbies) and be by myself for one or just not be disturbed to do something for...
    Runaway1995 Runaway1995 18-21, F a week ago

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    I'm a told I am a wonderful human being by my surroundings, though do feel sad at times. I hope an online mommy can aleviate that sadness and enjoy me at the same time as much as I...
    gentlesoul2 gentlesoul2 31-35, M 13 hrs ago

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    I would like to talk to someone about my problems. I hope that's not too much
    toiletwater toiletwater 16-17, M 1 Response Mar 28

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    realize that this is the furthest you would like to go but I wish to go deeper and deeper. I do not feel as though the surface is my home so I do not fear dying in a realm I was...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Mar 31

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    The thing is, I discovered my bisexuality 3 years after being in a heterosexual marriage. It sort of just happened and my husband is gracious about it. He says he wants to keep me...
    acamacho4 acamacho4 22-25, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    i would like to understand about business through website.
    lomeydecos lomeydecos 22-25, F Apr 16

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    I'm married and would like to talk to women of my age only :) just in that mood
    Wantsfortomorrow Wantsfortomorrow 36-40, F 5 days ago

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    If any of you could find it in your hearts to help this family it would be amazing. Their son needs life saving surgery and is unable to receive the help he needs on Guam. If you...
    notrealanymore8477 notrealanymore8477 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 1

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    I have this urge to search for my 3DS and play Street Fighter for than an hour.
    gorgeusgirlSky3 gorgeusgirlSky3 13-15 1 Response 5 days ago

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    I really wanted to do something to change the world for the better. I found this organization called Children International. At first, I thought it was a scam (it's sad that scams...
    ThereToCare ThereToCare 26-30, F Apr 15

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    so i met this guy online and I know most of you would already say "dating online is never going to work out ", but here's the deal. we met a few years back like 3 years ago we...
    NotHisGirl NotHisGirl 16-17, F 1 Response 2 days ago

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    I grew up watching the world and how it works. When I was a kid the guys who mowed the lawns of the apartment complex were gettin beaten down by the hot sun so I asked my mom if I...
    FeelAgain FeelAgain 22-25, F 1 Response Mar 30

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    I really can't handle situations where people raise their voice in utter anger, even if I'm not involved. Especially if this person comes off as threatening and likely to use force...
    TheGirlYouNeverKnew TheGirlYouNeverKnew 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 13

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    I've come to hate the saying "There's someone for everyone." Because I feel like no one special is out ther for me. :/ I know one day there might be but I don't see it... My...
    OrochimaruSama92 OrochimaruSama92 22-25, F 3 Responses 16 hrs ago

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    A few days ago at work I helped a lady find her tablet which took a while and quite a bit of walking. When she left with her tablet I was frustrated and angry that she wasted too...
    ForeverALoser ForeverALoser 22-25, M 1 Response Apr 9

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