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Poverty is a severe and constant constraint shaping how children live, learn and grow. Millions of children around the world miss out on their childhood as a result of poverty. Poverty deprives them of the capabilities needed to survive, develop and thrive. They are more likely to become malnourished, get sick, less likely to complete school, and more vulnerable to exploitation, abuse, violence, discrimination. Poverty is the principal reason so many people around the world are hungry. People living in poverty cannot afford nutritious food for their families. This makes them weaker and less able to earn money. Hunger can have life-long consequences. Children who are chronically malnourished, or ?stunted?, don?t just fail to thrive physically; they also fall behind in developing cognitive skills. Millions of children face the everyday challenge of not knowing where their next meal is coming from a situation that is exacerbated by persistent poverty, rising food prices, the effects of climate change and a growing gap between rich and poor. For poor children, a good education is the key to changing their lives and their futures. It can mean they have access to better jobs, lead richer lives and fulfill their potential. As per UNESCO,if all students left school with basic reading skills, 171 million people could be lifted out of poverty. Donations to this campaign will help support and improve the knowledge and skills within a community to create jobs for parents, providing more stable sources of income and giving people more access to health, education and opportunities to create a better life for children and their families.