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poverty and hunger
« on: June 18, 2011, 04:33:12 PM »
Poverty and hunger in the 3rd world

Living on less than a dollar a day, more than one billion of the world's children are all too familiar with extreme poverty. It has robbed them of hope and threatens to steal their future.

The Consultative Group to Assist the Poorest (CGAP) is a consortium of 28 public and private development agencies working together to expand access to financial services for the poor in developing countries. CGAP traces its roots to a June 1994 Donor Working Group meeting in Paris. Subsequently, nine donors came together to establish the CGAP in 1995. Funding and administration of CGAP was sought from the World Bank, which approved a US$30m grant from the Special Grants Program in March 1995 for an initial three-year period (Phase I). Following a 1998 mid-course review, the members of the Consultative Group renewed CGAP for an additional five-year period through 2003 (Phase II). After a second CGAP evaluation took place in 2002, the Consultative Group authorized Phase III for a further five-year period beginning July 2003.

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Re: poverty and hunger
« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2011, 10:54:27 PM »

According to Dr.Muhammad Yunus (Banker to the Poor: Micro-Lending and the Battle Against World Poverty)

"People.. were poor not because they were stupid or lazy. They worked all day long, doing complex physical tasks. They were poor because the financial institution in the country did not help them widen their economic base."

The difference between the poor countries and the rich ones is not the age of the country:

This can be shown by countries like India & Egypt , that are more than 2000 years old, but are poor.

On the other hand, Canada , Australia & New Zealand , that 150 years ago were inexpressive, today are developed countries, and are rich.

The difference between poor & rich countries does not reside in the available natural resources.

Japan has a limited territory, 80% mountainous, inadequate for agriculture & cattle raising, but it is the second world economy. The country is like an immense floating factory, importing raw materials from the whole world and exporting manufactured products.

Another example is Switzerland , which does not plant cocoa but has the best chocolate in the world. In its little territory they raise animals and plant the soil during 4 months per year. Not enough, they produce dairy products of the best quality! It is a small country that transmits an image of security, order & labor, which made it the world’s strongest, safest place.

Executives from rich countries who communicate with their counterparts in poor countries show that there is no significant intellectual difference.

Race or skin color are also not important: immigrants labeled lazy in their countries of origin are the productive power in rich European countries.

What is the difference then? The difference is the attitude of the people, framed along the years by the education & the culture & flawed tradition.

On analyzing the behavior of the people in rich & developed countries, we find that the great majority follow the following principles in their lives:

1. Ethics, as a basic principle.

2. Integrity.

3. Responsibility.

4. Respect to the laws & rules.

5. Respect to the rights of other citizens.

6. Work loving.

7. Strive for savings & investment.

8. Will of super action.

9. Punctuality.

10. and of course…Discipline