In 2015 the global community adopted the 17 Global Goals for Sustainable Development to improve people’s lives by 2030. Goal 2 – Zero Hunger – pledges to end hunger, achieve food security, improve nutrition and promote sustainable agriculture.
12% of the world’s population uses 85% of its water, and more of the 12% live in developing countries. 2,500 children die each day due to conditions of poverty. Every five seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases. More than 11million children die each year from preventable health issues such as Malaria, Diarrhea, and Pneumonia. 925million people do not have enough to eat—this is more than the population of the USA, Canada, and the European Union combined. Every year, 15million children die of hunger.
Since you have started reading this message, at least 200 people have died of starvation. Nearly one in four people, 1.3billion—a majority of humanity—live on less than $1 a day, while the world’s 358billionaires have assets exceeding the combined annual incomes of countries with 45% of the world’s people; and 3billion people today struggle to survive on $2 per day. Throughout the 1990s, more than 100milllion children died from illness and starvation. Those 100million deaths could be prevented for the price of 10 stealth bombers, or what the world spends on its military in two days.
Even in the USA, one of every eight children under the age of twelve goes to bed hungry every night. Interestingly, to satisfy the world’s sanitation and food requirements would cost only $13billion—this is what the people of the United States and the European Union spend on perfume each year. 223 million people are undernourished in Sub-Sahara Africa. 3.7 million People are currently facing food insecurity crisis in Nigeria and over 1 million people are urgently in need of food.
Do you know that a mere 2% of the world’s grain harvest would be enough, if shared, to erase the problems of hunger and malnutrition around the world? There is enough food on the planet to offer every person twenty-five hundred calories of substance a day. We actually have enough food to feed the hungry. What’s true however is that there’s enough available. The problem is not the availability; the problem is in the distribution and this is what we at Databanter want to solve by introducing mobile technology to bridge the gap of food distribution challenges targeting the most vulnerable.
When human beings accept responsibility for the societal peace and balance they can individually create, it’s called Personal Social Responsibility and it is the expression of human dignity. Databanter initiative is to encourage individual to supporting and achieving Zero Hunger contributing to end poverty, achieve health and well-being of the most disadvantaged, achieve quality education, decent job and economic growth, gender equality,
Databanter is a crowd funding initiative that enables airtime credit donation using USSD application. This initiative simply encourages micro donation of fund from the huge number of mobile phone users in Nigeria and everywhere we have our footprint across Africa continent.