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I Would Like to Help Fight Poverty

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    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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    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 2 Responses Apr 24

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 4 Responses Apr 10

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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.
    LittleBlindMouse LittleBlindMouse 18-21, F 2 Responses Sep 18, 2014

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    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 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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    BillyBollox BillyBollox 36-40, M 1 Response 1 day ago

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    Well I'd like to post a picture of what my user name suggests, but I very much doubt if EP Allie would allow it.....
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    Anybody would like to talk ?
    BabyBlue1987 BabyBlue1987 26-30, F 1 Response 4 days ago

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    1. I am happy to be me! 2 I love living my life even when it's bad times 3 I love being helpful to others 4 I love to encourage others to be their best 5 I love provoking others to...
    Babeondwy Babeondwy 41-45, F 4 days ago

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    Id like to say that in spite of all my abuses and short comings I think I turned out okay. I wish a few things had turned out to be different, but they turned out how they turned...
    katariffik katariffik 31-35, F 5 days ago

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    I'm 18 looking for a Mommy or Daddy who will change me and help me with potty training, likes to color, will cut up my food and reach high up things for me and will watch sososo...
    LittleOlive LittleOlive 18-21, F 3 Responses 5 days ago

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    hey, everyone-- IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!!(x I'm finally 16. :P Everyone says this is the year, the year when everyone stops calling you 12, the year you get your license, the year for a...
    SpideyAlyx SpideyAlyx 16-17, M 7 Responses 5 days ago

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    I think I'm in love with an ex. I think she feels the same. Dated for five months, over a year ago. She used to date a good friend of mine for years. The guilt of that, and a...
    ramble123 ramble123 31-35, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I think it is wonderful we get to chat with people all around the world here on EP. Many that I talk with are either going to bed when I am having my breakfast or visa versa. BUT...
    justlarryw justlarryw 56-60, M 1 Response a week ago

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    One thing I will never understand about boys is why they like to fight so much? Whenever they have a disagreement about something a lot of times boys end up in a fistfight. But...
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    I would like to see a world in which more people wore leather. It is such a wonderful material and more people should enjoy its benefits.
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    Nope, sorry you're on your own. But could you help me?
    Avetaw Avetaw 66-70, F Aug 19

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