The Problem of Inequality

I came across a website today and the title immediately caught my attention: UNEQUAL SCENES

UnequalScenes.com highlights the stark reality between the “haves” and the “have nots”. These images tell a compelling and complex story of developing countries.

I recently was able to visit Kenya with ShareWord Global (affiliated with the Gideons) and was reminded of the stark division.

[tds_warning]In Kenya, 10% of the population earns 45% of the money.  And globally, 1% of the people earn 45% of the money.[/tds_warning]

So what do we do?

  • Take time to understand the problem. Read When Poverty Hurts.
  • Explore the GapMinder.org project. It contains amazing insights.
  • Monitor our spending habits. Are we contributing to the problem?
  • Look for opportunities to help people participate in the global economy. This key step helps provide real opportunities for people. Watch the documentary Poverty, Inc.

 

Poverty Inc Trailer