Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Blog Action Day 2008 - Poverty, Island Whispers Blog



Poverty is today's topic at Island Whispers Blog because today is Blog Action Day where vast numbers of bloggers join hands to post on poverty issues.

A good resource to look through is Blog Action Day including another awesome link 88 Ways to Do Something About Poverty Right Now

Poverty can and does hit anyone at anytime. I have come from a background of poverty/rough times. So let's together take a bite out of poverty and expose its rotten core!


What action am I taking for Blog Action Day 2008 - Poverty?

~ I am posting videos made for the event.
~ I am donating a portion of my today's wages to a local food charity.
~ I have spoken to my kids about poverty issues.
~ I am posting poverty quotes.
~ I am linking to relevant blog posts on poverty issues.




I found my favourite poverty quotes and wish to share with readers/friends/contacts here at IWB:


~~~~~~~~~~~Poverty Quotes~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

1. "Poverty- one thing money can't buy."
(Lynwood L. Giacomini)

2. "The rich would have to eat money, but luckily the poor provide food."
(Russian Proverb)

3. " Poverty makes you sad as well as wise."
(Bertolt Brecht)

4. "Blessed is he [she] that considereth the poor."
(Bible)


Also upon my meanderings of poverty issues I came across some children's poverty quotes that are heart-wrenching and I think the children are hit the hardest when it comes to poverty. Child Poverty Action Network CPAN

Sources: YouTube

Famous Quotes & Authors Poverty Quotes and Quotations retrieved Wed. Oct.15/08
<http://www.famousquotesandauthors.com/topics/poverty_quotes.html>

4 comments:

Jody Donnelly said...

Hey, Sweetie

I would like to thank that I have nominated you for the Butterfly Award on my blog. Congratulations with this, your blog deserves it

Hugs and kisses

Michelle Kafka said...

Aww thanks.
Muchly appreciated.

Slovakia said...

Anyway poverty is the concern of everyone.So everyone should think about it!

Michelle Kafka said...

Rightly said Slovakia!