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Vank video : Poverty and the gap between the rich and the poor
The richest 1% holds 40% of global wealth,
In 2000, the world household asset stood at $125 trillion in total according to the United Nations University-World Institute for Development Economics Research (UNU-WIDER).
Over time, the gap between poverty and wealth widens to the historic highs.
Korea, one of the 10th largest trading nations in the world today, was one of the poorest nations in the world 60 years ago.
3,500 staffs from Korea's world-renowned aid organizations and NGOs are taking the initiative in relief work in about 60 nations around the world.
There lived a girl named Kim Mandeok, in Jeju Island of Chosun Dynasty in the mid-1700s. This low-social class orphan girl was raised by an old geisha. Rather than being despondent about her circumstances, she made herself very rich out of merchant business. When people were nearly dying from starvation due to bad harvest in 1793, she donated all of her possessions to save lives of 1,100 people. The good deed of warm-hearted rich merchant Kim Mandeok set an example of Noblesse oblige 200 years ago. And her story reminds of us that each and every one of us is responsible for taking care of everyone in the world suffering a great pain due to poverty.
To spread out "donating culture", To build a world without poverty and a gap between the rich and poor, it is time for 'world changers' to garner strength and put sharing into practice.
- Muhammad Yunus,1940 ~ / www.muhammadyunus.org
- Abbé Pierre, 1912~2007 / www.emmaus.org
- Habitat for Humanity / www.habitat.org