Despite the common misperceptions that many Americans have regarding the U.S’s foreign policy spending, only .2% of the U.S.’s total spending is actually given to assist those in extreme poverty abroad. Other wealthy developed countries are more giving and compassionate to the cause. The U.S. should be doing the same.
The U.S. is a world superpower and if everyone works together, that power can be channeled into improving the lives of the less fortunate through funding global poverty reducing programs.
Every contribution could go towards U.S. created programs to improve water quality conditions in resource scarce countries, provide vaccines for preventable epidemics to reduce infant mortality and maternal deaths, build healthcare facilities or provide quality education for young children. Every dollar makes a difference in allowing the implementation of these program types to be successful.
Sources: Read more about The Borgen Project at http://borgenproject.org/foreign-aid/.
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