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Blog Action Day Takes on Poverty

Today is Blog Action Day 08, and right now, 11,717 blogs reaching an estimated audience of 12,549,780 readers are talking about eliminating poverty around the world.

While talking about poverty is all fine and good, it’s worthless if it doesn’t lead to action. The worst thing that could happen right now is if you read this post and then went along without responding. This is the call for justice – how are you going to respond?

Personally, I sponsor a child in Kenya through an incredible organization called Compassion International, (they also have an excellent blog) I also really admire the work that Kiva is doing to provide microfinancing for entrepreneurs in developing countries and hope to eventually support their work.

This is a start, but there is so much more that we all can do.

If you’re not sure where to begin, consider checking out the tools provided by the fine folks at Socialactions, which does an awesome job aggregate social change platforms.

And just like the film, this campaign is a call and response – how will you respond?

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