At least 10% of the world’s population lives on less than $10.00 (in USD) per day according to globalissues.org. I would imagine that most people are aware of current poverty but only few know to what extent it exists.
I understand that this sounds extremely cliché but I will come up with a different approach.
Here is an analogy to explain it simply:
Poverty is a large monster that, once associated with a person, damages their life and their family’s life. Here in first world countries we provide money to support these individuals while their lives are taking a turn for the worse. The monster goes and eats the money and leaves the individuals to live happier lives temporarily until he is done eating it. Then it only continues to worsen.
How might we help poverty-stricken nations other than providing money which only lasts for so long?
We need to help them to find work for themselves such as teaching them how to perform certain trades like carpenters, construction worker, etc. The possibilities are endless, but the resources are limited. We should provide certain programs to teach them how to make a living according to their environment and assets.
You could make sure to find a legitimate charity that supports these types of programs and carries them out with proven success.