3 misconceptions about world hunger
Yes, it’s still a problem.
1. It seems like world hunger isn’t really a problem anymore.
Not true. Through the efforts of charities and organizations around the world, the problems of poverty and undernourishment are improving. But there is still a massive need for assistance. 66 million elementary school-aged children go to school hungry.
2. The place that needs our help most is probably Africa.
Ehh, a good guess, but wrong. Though there are many undernourished people in Africa, by sheer numbers Asia has nearly twice as many undernourished and hungry.
3. I don’t have much money myself, so I can’t make a real difference.
False. 1 in 10 of the world’s population live under $1.90 per day. That means your Marc Skid purchase or any donation to charity can go a long way to helping those in need. It also means we’re much more fortunate than we realize. A gift you give could literally be life-changing for 767 million people around the world. 1 in 10. That’s basically one person on a baseball team.