Underprivileged children lose their right to emotional, physical and social development and are more likely to have depression, low self-esteem, lack of sleep and nutrition etc. Poverty is undoubtedly one of the major causes of this plight. Lack of education being the second culprit. A child born to poor parent means total exposure to malnutrition, diseases, inferior living conditions, inadequate sanitation and many other hardships. Although the child himself is not responsible for poverty but hardships are bound to befall him/her. But who actually is responsible for poverty in our nation?

While addressing immediate, dire needs, we must maintain the long-term vision of flourishing and self-sustenance. We need to help turn survival into thriving. In this challenge, the practical solution is for us all, to care passionately and genuinely for the poor. All people must step up and be the first line of offense in addressing poverty despite the colors, language barriers or geographical differences, because we are one in Him who created us.

When we do what God has created us to do, we help others. The impact of our work extends to God’s kingdom in ways we will never understand. Embrace volunteer opportunities and serve by showing love to our family, friends as well neighbors. The fight to end poverty starts with you, me and the community, and building a long-term relationship, getting to Gods word and addressing real needs.