May 2, 2014

Haitian immigrants rest inside a shelter April 29 at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Sao Paulo. Two years ago the Brazilian government announced the creation of a humanitarian visa exclusively for Haitian refugees after the 2010 earthquake on the island. (CNS photo/Nacho Doce, Reuters)

"In 2000, all the nations of the world gathered at the United Nations headquarters in New York City and declared their determination to achieve eight important goals by 2015, including the reduction of poverty by half . . . . Once poverty is gone, we’ll need to build museums to display its horrors to future generations. They’ll wonder why poverty continued so long in human society — how a few people could live in luxury while billions dwelt in misery, deprivation, and despair."

- Muhammad Yunas, from Creating a World Without Poverty: Social Business and the Future of Capitalism (Public Affairs, Perseus Books Group, 2007, p. 223)