In the past few decades, there has been a surge into the humanitarian activities which are taking place not only in a country but globally around the world. This upsurge has been brought by social media platforms. Why? Because many charities and fundraisers have been working tirelessly on these platforms to spread awareness concerning the humanitarian crises and the need to work for some of the very pressing issues which concern issues from rising environmental concerns to issues such as world hunger malnutrition and sanitization.
Once Winston Churchill, a British statesman, army officer, and a writer, who also served as the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom from 1940 to 1945 said that “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”
These fundraisers for charities are instrumental in helping others who are willing to make a positive change. Following are the ways in which fundraising for charities help the poor.
Avail them basic necessities:
The world is progressing with unprecedented speed in all walks of life, but still, there are many third world countries where poverty is still prominent and a dominant feature. Millions of people around the globe are still living under miserable conditions with least access to health care, education and even food. For people in countries like the Democratic Republic of Congo, Tanzania and Mozambique. For instance organisations such as The Trussell Trust, who operate a nationwide network of food banks, distributed a record 1.6 million emergency food parcels to people in crisis in the 2018/2019 financial year, a 19% increase on 2017/2018 and 73% increase over five years. Meanwhile, WE Charity which was founded by Craig Kielburger along with his brother Marc Kielburger, provides a holistic development model called WE Villages, helping to lift more than one million people out of poverty in Africa, Asia and Latin America.
Such charities provide poor people with the basic necessities which are required to live a decent life. They help them to get a proper shelter which they can call home, avail them with proper sanitation, hygienic food and clothing. This ensures that they are at the least able to lead a decent life.
There are still people who cannot afford good food. They are forced to spend their whole lives on streets and slums with little or no scope for improvement under this impoverished state. 1.5 billion people in our world live in inadequate housing or no housing at all. That is about 20% of all mankind and one of the largest problems in the world. What the charities do like Shelter the World help people build out of poverty through education and housing construction assistance.
Provide them fundamental education:
Education, as Nelson Mandela has said, is the most powerful weapon which one can be used to change the world. These charities know the importance of education as suggested by one of the greatest leader Nelson Mandela. They strive to provide education to the poor people, by which they can change their lives and even change the world. With rising inflation and the importance of education, the cost of education is also reaching the skies. Education which is now accepted as one of the fundamental rights by many countries is still not able to reach 100%, especially in the third world countries. Many organisations work with these people to provide free or affordable education to the poor. With education, poor people get open to new and diverse opportunities and leverage from them.
Access to health facilities:
Health is of utmost importance in our lives, as it is said that if wealth is gone something is gone but if health is gone everything is gone. The poor and destitute people often earn little to nothing based upon their daily work profile. Mostly many of them can be found surviving on hand to mouth subsistence. As they work on daily wages there is no question of savings since if they earn today they will eat tomorrow. If they fall prey to some disease they are surely not able to avail any healthcare facilities owing to the high cost of healthcare and medicines. Even if they have some meager savings it burns out quickly and they are left with nothing. Many fundraisers for charities like Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust can rescue them in face of severe diseases like cancer or HIV. Where they did not have any chance to survive on their own.