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3 billion people live on less than $2 per day, 1. 3 billion of 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 Microsoft CEO Bill Gates has more wealth than the bottom 45% of American households combined.

To put that into perspective, here’s a map illustrating wealth by country in 2002. To put that into perspective, here’s a map illustrating wealth by country in 2002.

Starvation claims one life every 3. 6 seconds, usually a child under the age Starvation claims one life every 3. 6 seconds, usually a child under the age of five.

If you have money in the bank, money in your wallet, and spare change 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%.

1% of the people in the world have a college education. 7% have computers. 1% of the people in the world have a college education. 7% have computers.

43% of the world lives without basic sanitation. Close to half of the people 43% of the world lives without basic 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 Less than one percent of what the world spends each year on weapons is enough money to put every child into school.

Wealth Distribution Wealth Distribution

If you make $____ a year Where do you stand? You're in the richest If you make $____ a year Where do you stand? You're in the richest ____% of the world $20, 000 11. 16% $30, 000 7. 16% $40, 000 3. 17% $50, 000 0. 98% $60, 000 0. 91% $70, 000 0. 85% $100, 000 0. 66% $150, 000 0. 33%

$8 could buy you 15 organic apples or 25 fruit trees for farmers in $8 could buy you 15 organic apples or 25 fruit trees for farmers in Honduras to grow and sell fruit at their local market. $30 could buy you a Season of Grey’s Anatomy on DVD or a First Aid kit for an entire village in Haiti.

$73 could buy you a new mobile phone or a new mobile health clinic $73 could buy you a new mobile phone or a new mobile health clinic to care for AIDS orphans in Uganda. $2400 could buy you a second generation HDTV or schooling for an entire generation of children in an Angolan village.

What we spend: Global Priority $U. S. Billions Where are our priorities? Cosmetics in What we spend: Global Priority $U. S. Billions Where are our priorities? Cosmetics in the United States 8 Ice cream in Europe 11 Perfumes in Europe and the United States 12 Pet foods in Europe and the United States 17 Basic education for all 6 Business entertainment in Japan 35 Water and sanitation for all 9 Cigarettes in Europe 50 Alcoholic drinks in Europe 105 Reproductive health for all women 12 Narcotics drugs in the world 400 Military spending in the world 780 Basic health and nutrition 13 How much it would cost: Global Priority $U. S. Billions

“Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. I can never be what I ought “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 So what can you do? Get involved! There are tons of ways to do it: - Check out www. charitynavigator. org or www. onepercentmatters. org to find organizations that interest you - Check out http: //uuis. umich. edu/maizepgs/ to find organizations on campus - Sign up at www. thedp. org 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 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 www. worldvision. org or www. compassion. com 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 privilege you enjoy with others. Whatever you do… do something to share the privilege you enjoy with others.

Submitted by: Lacey Bierlein (University of Michigan) **If you use this, you may want 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) Sources: http: //www. miniature-earth. com/ http: //globalrichlist. com/ http: //www. globalissues. org/Trade. Related/Facts. asp