Recently, we discovered an incredible website that confirmed our belief; We MUST fight against poverty. We were even more shocked when we discovered the man behind these innovations-global hero Bill Gates. Bill and his wife Melinda have devoted the past few years to supporting developing countries like Ethiopia by proving local communities with high-tech medical tools and basic daily-life necessities such as electricity. What our team admires the most is the Gate Foundations significant impact on the lives of over 2 million people. With the release of this year's 2015 Gates Annual Letter , also came staggering facts. Our team encourages everyone to visit The Blog of Bill Gates. We can all learn a thing or two about global involvement and the (very COOOOL) Fight Against Poverty.
Here are a few highlights from our favorite articles!
Providing energy for the poor has not ever been more possible. "Though some 1.4 billion people have no access to electricity, and a billion more only have access to unreliable networks". Bill's talked to women in rural Africa who spent hours a day carrying wood so they could cook food and light their homes.
In essence, for the anti-poverty agenda has to provide people with better access to energy and others affordable energy. For countries like Somalia to lift themselves out of poverty, they need lights in schools so students can study, in homes for family to feel safe, and in streets to reassure security, refrigerators in health clinics to keep vaccines cold and especially pumps to irrigate farmland and provide clean water!
"In the rich world, we are right to worry about conserving energy, but in poor places, people need more energy."- B. Gates
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