It is strange to think that it is the welfare of the few that ruins the existence of the many but at the same time allows their survival; in a way that is hard to imagine, but it is only with the scraps of the evolved society that even basureros can allow their families to survive.
No poverty: in Guatemala with BG4SDGs - Time to Change
Education among the most effective solutions
According to data from the World Food Program-the United Nations food assistance agency-there are 795 million people living in absolute poverty in the world today. In other words, more than one in ten earthlings live on less than $1.90 a day, the economic threshold that defines the difference between poverty and absolute poverty. The majority of these (42.7 percent) live in Sub-Saharan Africa, but it is a phenomenon that is growing at all latitudes, also aided by the pandemic that has aggravated the situation in Asia, Latin America and even Europe.
In this context, it is clear that SDG number 1 is of crucial importance that is undoubtedly superior to all the other 16 goals. Defeating poverty is a priority of contemporary society, but synergies and international projects are needed.
The most effective solution in the fight against poverty is one related to education, the only way for people to emerge from depressed socioeconomic contexts. That is when projects such as the street schools in Haiti can prove decisive in steering the future of entire generations in a brighter direction.