Nearly half of the world's population -- 3 billion people -- live on less than $2.50 per day. One in eight human beings goes to bed at night hungry. Just because we don't see the poverty that has the world in a vicegrip doesn't mean we can just tune it out. The United States is the richest nation our world has ever seen, and we have the capacity, and the obligation, to change the face of global poverty.
The Borgen Project is an innovative, national campaign dedicated to alleviating global poverty by making that goal a major focus of US foreign policy. By enlisting the federal government in our efforts to lift humanity up and out of the depths of poverty, we have the ability to do the good that we desire to do. It would only take $30 billion -- less than 1% of our federal spending -- to crush global poverty once and for all.
Our efforts aren't simply altruistic; the US would see incredible returns on our investment in the world's poor. From Germany to Japan, from South Korea to Taiwan, former recipients of American development aid rank consistently among our top trade partners, and return the investment that we made in them by buying our products, supporting our companies, and conducting the research that pushes our world into the future.
But we need your help. The Borgen Project is the true definition of a non-profit campaign, relying almost entirely on donations from people like you to finance meetings with our Congressional leaders and garner support for legislation that can do some real good.
After all, nobody deserves to be condemned to a life of poverty because they were born in the wrong hemisphere.
Any donation you could spare would go a long way.
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