Author: Staff Reports

Political Director at The Borgen Project.

SAN MARCOS, California — Poverty is believed to be the leading cause of orphaned children around the world. It is widely understood that orphanages house children who have lost one or both parents due to war, disaster or illness, but according to UNICEF, approximately four in five orphans have at least one living parent—and sometimes both—who cannot care for his or her child. The central reason why these children with living parents are being orphaned? Poverty. As a result of poverty, basic needs for survival such as food, water, health, shelter and education are not met. Families of orphaned children struggle…

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TEMECULA, California — With the continual launching of new projects that aid those suffering from hunger, Feed the Future is effectively transforming the face of poverty for the world’s poor. The Feed the Future Initiative, part of USAID, is an initiative that fights global poverty by addressing hunger and food insecurities that exist in impoverished nations. Feed the Future targets smallholder farmers in order to reduce hunger, malnutrition and poverty. By addressing farmers, the initiative tackles what is believed to be the root cause of poverty—hunger. Feed the Future ultimately focuses on breaking the cyclical nature of poverty and provides countries…

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