Our Day to End Poverty
24 Ways You Can Make a Difference
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Each chapter takes a task we undertake during a typical day and relates it to what we can do to ease the world's suffering. We begin by eating breakfast, so the first chapter focuses on alleviating world hunger. We take the kids to school--what can we do to help make education affordable to all? In the afternoon we check our email--how can we ensure the access to technology that is such an important route out of poverty? The chapters are short and pithy, full of specific facts, resources for learning more, and menus of simple, often fun, and always practical action steps.
Anne Frank wrote, "How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world." Let's get started. It is our day to end poverty.
Berrett-Koehler Publishers, 9781576754467, 248pp.
Publication Date: June 10, 2007
About the Author
Jeff Keenan, after witnessing the juxtaposition of prosperity and poverty while working in Asia, sought to discern the contribution he could make to help end poverty. He engaged in conversation with Joy Anderson, president and founder of Criterion Ventures, about the roles individuals play in social change. They realized that there was a need for the global poverty equivalent of the environmental book 50 Simple Things You Can Do to Save the Earth by the EarthWorks Group. Joy set about assembling a team.
Karen Speerstra, a longtime publisher, joined the team to edit the book.