Trying to solve poverty is a lot like trying to solve a really hard puzzle. That’s why Oxfam has a new six-sided strategy to tackle it, driven by the power of people against poverty. (See below) 1. First, we’re helping people to claim rights for themselves and make sure they’re heard, what we call; Voices [...]
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The National President of the St. Vincent dePaul Society USA writes… The Farm Bill Is Coming Up for a Vote in the House Oppose Drastic Cuts to Hunger Programs - Take Action! The House is expected to begin voting on the 2013 Farm Bill this week. That’s why I’m asking you to contact your Congressional representative and urge him/her [...]
Fast Company, a business magazine, offer these thoughts about Waste Land, an Oscar nominated documentary about an art world superstar and garbage pickers in one of the largest dumps in the world, that will change the way you think about chucking trash. (Stories about Vincentian Family ministry in garbage dumps) Director Lucy Walker (below) tells Fast [...]
How are ordinary people changing the systems that have trapped them? The members of the International Commission to Promote Systemic Change offer a new series of stories illustrating lived insights from around the world. Simple ideas that work. In the first of these stories Robert Maloney CM tells the story of “Mary’s Meals” …”a simple [...]
About 300,000 people in Cincinnati are unsure of where they’ll get their next meal. This includes 100,000 children. Papa Johns and the Cincinnati SVDP are partnering to help feed them. See details in this video. Related FAMVIN Posts:Vincent de Paul – Prioritize cuts to Hunger ProgramsSVDP Georgia on “Sequester”Vinnies Vintage Fashion Parade – Fashion with [...]
Uncharted waters! ATLANTA – (March 1, 2013) – Today, the United States is moving into unchartered territories because of the sequester. The sequester will hit all government spending across the board with exceptions for some programs and military personnel, but the full impact is not known and may not be felt by Americans for some [...]
A startling headline that seems to invite disbelief as well as oversimplification. “The $240 billion net income in 2012 of the richest 100 billionaires would be enough to make extreme poverty history four times over, according a report ‘The cost of inequality: how wealth and income extremes hurt us all.’ It is calling on world [...]
The World Bank takes A Look Back at 2012: Year in Review See reports, issues, resources … Drop in extreme poverty rates World’s ocean/s in peril Women at work Curbing Corruption Safety nets that work Measuring the unbanked Think GREEN for inclusive growth Millions at risk in Sahel Rio Earth Summit Mobile phone access soars Closing [...]
“In November, millions of people across America sit down at a dinner table and enjoy a generous Thanksgiving Day meal, but this isn’t the case for everyone. In the U.S. alone, more than 14 percent of households struggle to put food on the table and more than one in four children are at risk of [...]
Dine Out to End Hunger! With this tag St. John’s Bread and Life celebrates its 30th anniversary and kick’s off an innovative partnering with local restaurants to benefit those who hunger. From their newsletter…. Dear Friends, We are excited about continuing our 30 is Enough! campaign, commemorating . We started the celebration in September with an event that kicked off [...]
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