- “Non-profit releases video with children talking about poverty and ways they have helped.”
Poverty Resolutions, is a non-profit organization based out of Doylestown, PA. The heart of their organization is to eliminate poverty around the world and to make others aware of what can be done about dollar-a-day poverty. Co-founders Andrew and Matthew Jones had spent twenty-days days, back in 2010, living down in Haiti, in a tent city on a dollar a day, trying to get a deeper understanding of what living in poverty was like. They were blown away by what they saw, what they experienced, and the emotions they felt. Since then, their goal has been to change Haiti and to eventually change the world. The main way they do this is through raising awareness and raising support. A new video that they have recently released is a video involving several young children who talk about what they think poverty means to them and how they can do something about it.
Most adults in the United States have a decent understanding about what poverty is and how it is defined—most children do not. In the video from Poverty Resolutions however, these children talk about those who are poor and even give examples as to how they have done something about poverty. The children in this video talk about how they think every little kid should have toys and how they would share their own toys with someone who doesn’t have any. They also express how they wanted to do something to help, so they raised money, sold headbands, had lemonade stands, etc. They then took hundreds of dollars they raised and gave it to Poverty Resolutions to take down to Haiti and make a difference. This is pretty profound for elementary school students.
According to statistics, Haiti is considered the poorest country in the western hemisphere. Poverty, lack of jobs, and lack of income are major problems that are causing people in Haiti to die. The average age of a Haitian is 61 years old, compared to the 78-year average that Americans have, according to the Human Development statistics. Something needs to be done. Needs must be met. People must come alongside Haiti and help. If children who range in ages four to twelve can raise money, spread awareness, and make a difference, can’t everyone? Click here to watch that video, and join together with them to eliminate poverty in Haiti. By becoming a monthly donor, you can make a consistent effort to help those in need.