Name: Irmina Benson
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Position: Political Affairs Intern

Fundraising Goal: $1,000

How did you get interested in global issues? I became interested in the issue of global poverty after taking a step back and realizing that many of the socio-political conflicts that exists within the united states are due to issues surrounding poverty as well as access to necessary resources: employment, healthcare, education etc. Once I was able to see this issue within the confines of my own country, I began researching and realizing that poverty is not a domestic issue, but a global crisis and conflict.

Why are you volunteering your time to serve the world’s poor? I believe that by addressing global poverty we are also addressing many other humanitarian conflicts. We would also address healthcare, we can address our systems of education. Poverty is known to make the circumstances and environments that humans are living in, to be less advantageous. I believe that by addressing global poverty, we are addressing global humanitarianism.

Any interesting tidbits to share? I am interested in writing, reading, hiking and going to concerts! I have also visited over 45 states!

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