Raise Awareness of Poverty in the Philippines by Spreading the Word

Raise Awareness of Poverty in the Philippines by Spreading the Word

    1. Petition by

      BUNDLES OF JOY

Bundles of Joy's mission is to raise worldwide awareness about poverty in the Philippines and to help the poor. The Philippines is a beautiful tropical paradise in Southeast Asia with bustling cities, great people and lots of natural resources. Sadly, many Filipinos live in poverty. Data shows that in 2003, more than 23 million people lived below the Philippine poverty threshold - this is 30% of the nation's population living on US$2 or less a day. Please join us in spreading the word by forwarding this pledge to friends and family. Thank you for your support.

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    News

    1. Orphanage in Bulacan Receives Donations from Northern California Supporters

      On January 27, 2012 two large cargo boxes were shipped to the Bethany House Santo Nino Orphanage in Bulacan, Luzon, Philippines. Bulacan is a province just outside Metro Manila and this orphanage is run by the Catholic sisters. Donations of gently used clothing, shoes, food, books and toys were collected by Fifth Grade students at Audubon Elementary School in Foster City, California and Northtern California Girl Scout Troop No. 30-436. Thanks to our supporters!

    2. Boxes of Donations from California shipped to Manila for poor families

      Bundles of Joy shipped 7 large cargo boxes of relief goods to poor families in Metro Manila. Donations of used clothing, food, shoes and books were collected in the San Francisco area from many generous loving donors. Your donations are on their way to Metro Manila to the Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary parish for distribution to the poor and the victims of Typhoon Perding who have been left homeless. Thank you to all our donors!

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    • Anita Kanitz STUTTGART, GERMANY
      • 9 months ago

      The many deaths of children of starvation worldwide is a shame for the whole world. Lifelong I am fighting against this, but nothing has changed. We have money for wars but not for hungry childs! We must change this!

      The world hunger problem: Facts, figures and statistics

      In the Asian, African and Latin American countries, well over 500 million people are living in what the World Bank has called "absolute poverty"

      Every year 15 million children die of hunger

      For the price of one missile, a school full of hungry children could eat lunch every day for 5 years

      Throughout the 1990's more than 100 million children will die from illness and starvation. Those 100 million deaths could be prevented for the price of ten Stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days!

      The World Health Organization estimates that one-third of the world is well-fed, one-third is under-fed one-third is starving- every minute at least 200 people have died of starvation. Over 4 million will die this year.

      One in twelve people worldwide is malnourished, including 160 million children under the age of 5. United Nations Food and Agriculture

      The Indian subcontinent has nearly half the world's hungry people. Africa and the rest of Asia together have approximately 40%, and the remaining hungry people are found in Latin America and other parts of the world. Hunger in Global Economy

      Nearly one in four people, 1.3 billion - a majority of humanity - live on less than $1 per day, while the world's 358 billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45 percent of the world's people. UNICEF

      3 billion people in the world today struggle to survive on US$2/day.

      In 1994 the Urban Institute in Washington DC estimated that one out of 6 elderly people in the U.S. has an inadequate diet.

      In the U.S. hunger and race are related. In 1991 46% of African-American children were chronically hungry, and 40% of Latino children were chronically hungry compared to 16% of white children.

      The infant mortality rate is closely linked to inadequate nutrition !!!

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    • r f TAGUIG, PHILIPPINES
      • over 2 years ago

      a lot of our fellow citizen suffer from lack of neccessities and i know how it feels to not have something dat is essential to our daily lives,. i'm hoping thru dis petition, we can extend our prayers and help to those who needed it the most,..

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    • Tania Hays PORTLAND, OR
      • about 3 years ago

      We need to give food AND contaceptives, for very poor phillipians are usually married and without contaceptives it is garenteed that more children will be born into overburdened families which cannot feed or clothe the children already there. We literally cannot feed every poor baby born into a poor family in a poor country. If the parents were able to limit the number of children they had, then they could spread out to their children the resources they do have so that each child gets enough food, attention and hopefully other oppritunites that cannot be afforded to very poor parents who are continually having new and hungrier children.

      The logistics would have it that you can feed a family of 3, but cannot continue to feed them when they become 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and then the older children have kids, 10, 11, 12

      If you truely want to help them then you would help them gain access to the contraceptives that they WANT- not forcing them to use them but ALLOWING them to, for their religiously affected govenment allows poverty to increase by disallowing access to contraceptives, telling the people; We will not allow you to limit the size of your family, and we will also not help you take care of your large, starving family.

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    • B O MY HOMETOWN, SWEDEN
      • about 5 years ago
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    • Suzanna van der Voort MAASTRICHT, NETHERLANDS
      • over 5 years ago

      As long as we ALL are refusing to take our responsibilities to end hunger, poverty and illness in the world we can't work together to a real civilized world.
      When your stomach is empty, when you are tormented by illness and poverty and when you have no roof above your head, you can't think and work to a better world....

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