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The Cost to End Poverty Could Be Little

“I’m not suggesting that money alone will solve these problems. The root causes of poverty are complex and require complex solutions. And I’m certainly not suggesting we should redistribute wealth from people who have worked hard. I’m trying to show that tackling some of the most devastating dimensions of global poverty is totally doable. And if 1,426 billionaires could do it, think what could be done if all of us did our fair share.”

-Richard Stearns, President, World Vision US

In light of Forbes Magazine’s most recent issue highlighting wealth, World Vision US president Rich Stearns examines what this wealth could do for poverty, more specifically, the end of poverty.

Clean water could be provided to the world for one-tenth of one percent of America’s wealth.  For less than six-hundredths of one percent of the wealth of the world’s billionaires, the 4.2 million children who die annually from hunger could be saved. Small gifts could save lives.

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