July 15, 2010

Help

Kathmandu, 2010

Half of us - over 3 billion humans - live on less than US$2.50 a day. 

The poorest 40 percent among us accounts for 5 percent of global income. The richest 20 percent accounts for three-quarters of world income.

Less than one per cent of what the world spent every year on weapons was needed to put every child into school by the year 2000 and yet it didn’t happen.

When will we ever learn? When do we start to share? Help!

HELP was the chosen theme for Theme Thursday. The link will take you to more links with creative interpretations of the theme.

14 comments:

faery of the wilds said...

Help comes in differnt forms... But its worthless to wait for the govt to change... Thats why there is hundreds of NGO organisations to help... But how many of us are really up to ask for Help???

tapirgal said...

Last night I was listening to the staggering statistics of Haiti revisited six months after the quake. Not much has happened. This photo is riveting and unsettling, as it should be.

Lesley said...

And it is so frustrating when governments do get involved - they often stymie all those good efforts by adding their own agenda.

RA said...

Thank you for reminding us. Without these little reminders nothing will change... on any level.

Gabriela Abalo said...

touching and realistic take.

"If you can't feed a hundred people, then feed just one." ~Mother Teresa

Jacob said...

Nothing has changed since the beginning of time. I just finished reading two articles on inequality in the U.S. All the evidence points to the rich getting richer, the decline of the middle class and the poor getting screwed!

And yes, just change a few priorities and we could do wondrous things.

Brian Miller said...

nice take on the theme...hard to argue with statistics but all it really takes is to look around, there are so many that could use some HELP...nicely played. happy tt!

tony said...

The Lady Has A Beautiful Face.

Tracy said...

What a solemn reminder just how less fortunate those of those less fortunate than us are.

tapirgal said...

Hey, thanks for commenting on my new "On the Pavement" blog. Yes! I accept guest photos :) Thanks for asking.

Leeuna said...

No matter how little we have, there will always be those who have less. Thanks for the reminder to be grateful for those things that we do have and to share it with others.

A.Decker said...

The future is grim and dark if we don't all get the message you just gave.

JM said...

Impressive shot, great portrait!

Evelyn said...

This is a great shot Francisca. Very moving (so moving that I can't look at it any more!)