The Wall…….. Is it a Good Idea?

Since our new president, Donald Trump, has come into office, he’s had a lot of plans. One of his plans is to build a wall across our U.S.A-Mexico border.

But is it a good idea?

The wall is going to cost anywhere between 12-15 billion dollars. With that big of a cost, people question it’s values.

What are some of the pros and cons? Well, the main pro is that it will help will with illegal immigration of people and goods, like any drug or product that’s not allowed here.

The main con is the cost. There are lots of other ways that we could use the money. Is it a good idea?

We could use it to help other countries. In 2012, about $37,000,000,000 were sent overseas to other countries like Pakistan, Iraq and Afghanistan.

We could also send it to the bill to end poverty. In order to get rid of most of poverty, we would need to pay $175,000,000 for 20 years per year.

We would to use it to feed hungry children. It takes 20 cents to give a child a meal in parts of Africa. In other parts, it takes as little as $10 to feed kids in refugee camps for 3 weeks.

Lastly, we could build homes with the money. It would cost 40 million dollars to build four homeless shelters. We could build 1500 homeless shelters with that money.

The list goes on, but it’s your choice of what you want to do. You can help in lots of ways, including Kiva, to help stop poverty.





Is Poverty Scary?

Halloween is a time where we trick or treat, give a scare, or even prank your friends. But Halloween isn’t always spent this way.

A lot of people put up decorations, and they eat a lot of candy! Most people think that’s the best part. Others have another thing that they do.

We are still helping through Kiva, Halloween, or not. We are always writing, posting, and helping with global poverty.Image result for jackolantern

I wanted to write to say, poverty is scary. It’s a large ghost, haunting half of the worlds population. As members, we do the Ghost-Busting.

Lots of people have other ideas for candy, they plan on stopping world hunger with it! Is it a good idea though?

You can help us Ghost-Bust this halloween, and help end poverty. You can visit to help, and end poverty.

By: Mathew L.

Crazy Facts About World Poverty

Here at SMS Kiva, we pride our selves on helping the world by loaning to people in poverty, but don’t you think that you, our readers, should know why we do it? Here are some facts that should help you understand, if you don’t already.Image result for poverty

  1. Nearly 50% of the worlds population, more than 3 billion people, live on less  than $2.50
  2. More than 1.3 million people live in extreme poverty-less than $1.25 a day
  3. 1 billion children live in poverty worldwide
  4. Roughly 22,000 children die each day worldwide due to poverty
  5. 805 million people don’t have enough food to eat
  6. More than 750 million people lack adequate access to good clean water
  7. Approximately 2,300 people are killed each day due to unsanitary toilets and        hand hygiene. That is 842,000 people a year
  8. In 2011, 165 million children under the age of 5 were stunted (reduced rate of growth) due to chronic malnutrition.

Here is a post from Mr. Ferriter on a trip-line about some past loans



Austin B. and Mathew L.