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Poverty Eradication Day is Sunday, Oct. 17

By Opportunity International

Honor the International Day to Eradicate Poverty

(More information can be found at un.org)

On October 17, 1987, more than 100,000 people gathered at the Trocadéro in Paris to show their outrage over global poverty, and declare it as a violation of human rights.

Every year since then, supporters gather on Oct. 17 to show their commitment to the fight against extreme poverty. In 1992, the U.N. officially made Oct. 17 theInternational Day for the Eradication of Poverty and invited states, agencies, and NGOs to observe the day.

Oct. 17 is an opportunity to honor the struggles of people living in conditions of poverty, hunger and violence, and for people living in poverty to make their voices heard. Be a part of this day by directly impacting people living in poverty.

Show your support for people like Millicent (pictured above) who are working their way out of poverty. Go to optinnow.org/fundraisers to start an online fundraiser in honor of the International Day to Eradicate Poverty on Sunday, Oct. 17. It’s easy to do, and it will make a big difference in the lives of our clients like Millicent.

Read more about Poverty Eradication Day on the U.N.’s website… 

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