Here is an excellent TED presentation that, at least to me, shows an effective and affordable way to eradicate poverty. Yes, ALL of us can afford it, but that requires ALL of us to act on it in a unified way suggested here.
Sadly, it does not appear that each one doing his/her individual best in his/her own way will do the job. That appears to include the charitable donations many among us make to help the poor. That Is doing some good but so far has not proven adequate or durable. 😦
If you are curious, the 15 minutes you will spend watching this video is well worth the time. Use the link below to watch.