Why do we talk about money when we are talking about ending poverty? Do we have enough resources (natural resources) to end poverty? If so, then those resources should be utilized to end poverty. Instead of giving the third world billions of dollars why not give them technology and expertise to utilize their own resources? But, we ( the powerful and wealthy) won't because we want them dependent on the dollar. How does money solve anything? Money might help an honest charity make a difference but this difference is only short term not long term. But such a charity needs money not because money itself feeds or help. It needs money to buy the resources that feed and help that are owned buy someone else. If free access to natural resources existed then poverty will be nonexistent.