The cycle of poverty is an interconnected mix of factors that imprisons entire communities for generations. While it’s difficult to unwind every element of poverty, one thing stands out — health conditions and access to health care play a huge factor in a community’s poverty rate. Children in impoverished communities live without access to basic health necessities such as clean water and sanitation, ushering in preventable diseases or worse. Health issues often cause children to fall behind in school, and a lack of education leads the way for drug use, early pregnancy and gang affiliation.
Your gift, or sponsorship, helps children in our communities by providing health programs that focus on two important things: 1) developing healthy habits and 2) connecting children with services, like our own health and dental clinics, when they need help.
In many impoverished communities, children don’t have the opportunity to receive an education. Some don’t have resources like books or uniforms, leaving children to fall behind without the support to catch up. Youth drop out of school to support their families and never go back.
And entire school systems are understaffed, failing to provide adequate education to the children who live there. Lack of education increases the likelihood of involvement in drugs, gangs and other risky behaviors. It’s easy to see how an absence of education spirals into a cycle of poverty. When you make a gift to our education programs, you provide the resources, tutoring programs and more for children from kindergarten through high school and beyond.
Children in impoverished communities need the essentials: health care, safety and education — that’s step one. But to truly end generational poverty, children must have hope for the future and see possibilities for themselves beyond their circumstances.
At Empowering Humanity, we believe confidence grows as children develop leadership skills, understand social responsibility and take an active role in their community. When you make a gift to our empowerment programs, you’re supporting life-changing initiatives that build teamwork and encourage children to make an impact that lasts.