Tour the State of Poverty in the US below and find out what life is like at the poverty line—and how you can help.
It’s one impossible choice after another—between food and medicine, getting to work or paying the heating bill. But there are ways out.
What’s life like at the poverty line?
It’s one impossible choice after another—between food and medicine, getting to work or paying the heating bill. But there are ways out. Tour Poverty USA below and find out what life is like at the poverty line—and how you can help.
More than 46 million Americans live in the State of Poverty in the US.
Americans families were having a difficult time making ends meet before the recession. With continuing unemployment and increasing costs of living, more and more families have to choose between necessities like health care, child care, and even food.
STORIES OF HOPE: Good Dog! Biscuits & Treats, Lawrence Community Shelter
Providing employment, job training and opportunities to the homeless men and women of the Lawrence Community Shelter.
Explore Poverty USA
Bring to life the statistics and scope of Poverty USA with the help of an interactive Poverty Map.
Self Reliance and Ending Poverty
Here at BillionsRising, we’re see example from all over the world where capable people are not stopped by poverty. They tell us that they know it’s up to them to change the world and lift themselves up.
When we see children who are hungry, or people in dire circumstances for whatever reason, our compassion moves us to help where we can. Our common sense tell us that to be a complete success, we also need to give them every opportunity to lift themselves up and become self reliant.
We’re not here to tell you we have the answer. We are here to say the answers are out there and we want to share what we find.
If you have a story of self reliance, please share it. Together, we’ll all do more.