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3 billion people live on less than $2 per day, 1.3 billion of them on less than $1 per day. (world’s population: 6.7 billion). Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has more wealth than the bottom 45% of American households combined. . To put that into perspective,

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3 billion people live on less than $2 per day, 1.3 billion of them on less than $1 per day.

(world’s population: 6.7 billion)


To put that into perspective,

here’s a map illustrating wealth by country in 2002.


If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet, and spare change somewhere around the house, you are among the richest 8% of the world’s population.

If you have a car,

you are among the richest 7%.


43% of the world lives withoutbasic sanitation.

Close to half of the people in developing countries are suffering at any given time from a health problem caused by water and sanitation deficits.


Less than one percent of what the world spends each year on weapons is enough money to put every child into school.


$8could buy you 15 organic apples


25 fruit trees for farmers in

Honduras to grow and sell

fruit at their local market.


could buy you a Season of

Grey’s Anatomy on DVD


a First Aid kit for an entire village in Haiti.


$73 could buy you a new mobile phone


a new mobile health clinic to

care for AIDS orphans in



could buy you a second

generation HDTV


schooling for an entire

generation of children in an Angolan village.


Where are our priorities?

What we spend:

How much it would cost:


“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought

to be until you are what you ought

to be. This is the interrelated

structure of reality.”

-Martin Luther King, Jr.

"If you can\'t feed 100 people,

then feed just one." -Mother Teresa


So what can you do?

Get involved!

There are tons of ways to do it:

- Check out or to find organizations that interest you

- Check out

to find organizations on campus

- Sign up at for DP Day (Detroit Project) on March 29 to help serve the Detroit community


Meet Lenatus…

By skipping out on dinner and a movie or coffee every so often, I easily save $30 a month, which provides Lenatus and his family with clean water, nutritious food, health care, and schooling.

Check out or for more info on child sponsorship.

Go in with a couple of friends if $30 is too much!


Whatever you do…

do something to share the


you enjoy with



Submitted by:

Lacey Bierlein (University of Michigan)

**If you use this, you may want to change/remove the slide that applies specifically to me (slide 17) 