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Ending Global Poverty
For decades, individuals, groups, even governments have worked to end hunger around the globe. Now, the convergence of political wills, public and private partnerships and new avenues of funding mean this ambition, for the first time in human history, is truly possible. On this episode, "Full Frame" talks with those who want to see change in the world and are taking innovative and new approaches in the fight to eradicate global poverty.
The World Bank estimates, in 2012, more than 12% of the world’s population lived in “extreme global poverty,” meaning they lived on less than $1.90 a day. But there is hope this percentage will drop to zero within a generation.
Eugene Cho is leading a grassroots movement to help tackle this global problem while also supporting sustainable development and emergency relief, worldwide. He’s the founder of the nonprofit organization, One Day’s Wages. For a year, Cho and his family challenged themselves to sacrifice a year of their income to help inspire others to join the movement to end extreme global poverty. One Day’s Wages encourages others to simply donate one day of their wages to the less fortunate living in areas like Sub‐Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia.
The organization has engaged in nearly 90 projects in more than 30 countries around the world and has raised more than $3.5 million in donations since 2009.
Eugene Cho joins May Lee in theLos Angeles studio to tell us more about his work to end extreme global poverty.
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