From December 6-13, 2014, FeelGood Staff Shelly Lurie and Peggy Snider joined a CHOICE Humanitarian expedition to Bhorletar, Nepal. CHOICE Humanitarian is one of FeelGood’s Commitment 2030 Fund partners. FeelGood values sending staff into the field to see our partners’ poverty-ending work first hand and to bring those stories home to share with the movement. This is just one of those stories. To learn more about CHOICE’s work and to join an expedition yourself, visit www.choicehumanitarian.org.
When you think of extreme poverty, what images come to your mind? Babies with swollen bellies? Ragged and dirty clothing? Crumbling shelters, or possibly, no shelters at all?
Newsflash: The stereotypical image of hunger and poverty the media projects isn’t true. Most images we carry are actually of people and places experiencing famine or natural disaster. While those are real stories, real people, and real situations that are surely exhausting, demeaning, and frustrating, that isn’t what chronic, extreme poverty looks like.