According to UNICEF, approximately 3 billion people live on less than US $2/day and 1.4 billion people live on less than US $1.25/day - the definition of those living in extreme poverty. In the midst of these staggering statistics, what can one person do? What can a person's "one day's wages" do in the face of such staggering statistics?
While we might not be able to save the world, we can absolutely make a difference. We can help change the world and in turn, be changed. While the issues are complex, experts and global organizations are in agreement: We have the capacity to end extreme global poverty.
While compassion is an important aspect of our humanity, ODW's goals are not merely to distribute funds, but rather, to partner with organizations already working to allow people to lift themselves out of poverty.
a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.
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One Day’s Wages (ODW) is a grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty. ODW promotes awareness, invites simple giving, and supports sustainable relief through partnerships, especially with smaller organizations in developing regions.
is to change global issues of injustice affecting millions of people, regardless of race, culture, sex, age, or religion.
Thanks for reading this and giving us the opportunity to share a glimpse of who we are and our vision for One Day's Wages.
We're an "average family." We live in Seattle. We fell in love and married in 1997 and have three young children. We're neither poor nor rich; simply a middle class family with privilege because we know that we have so many opportunities that many in the world do not have. Read more »
One Day's Wages (ODW) is a new grassroots movement of people, stories, and actions to alleviate extreme global poverty.
The numbers are staggering:
25,000 children under the age of 5 die each day due to poverty-related causes.
Unsafe water and lack of basic sanitation cause 80% of all sickness and disease, and kill more people every year than all forms of violence, including war. Nearly 900 million people do not have access to clean water.
Nearly a billion people entered the 21st century unable to read a book or sign their names.
The good news is that, there are already individuals and organizations around the world doing amazing work to alleviate extreme poverty. We're not trying to re-invent the wheel but rather to collaborate and partner with others. In short, ODW is joining them in the fight.
Consider the impact of your one day's wages... Read more »