Jobs in Kenya

In the nation of Kenya, not many people have jobs compared to how many people in the US do.

Those people also live near South Sudan, and Ethiopia, which were all at war recently for South Sudan to become a country. This means, that some jobs were destroyed or taken by refugees and torn by war.

Kenya’s furniture industry creates about 160,000 jobs to those who have lost jobs or those that have never been able to get a job due to family history.

I think that this loan to Moko in Kenya is important because, they need help handling money so we are giving them  a field partner to do it for them and to help them.

 

Revised and Edited By: Kayla P, Hannah L, and Rachel I

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 Kiva.org to help, and end poverty.

By: Mathew L.