Today is Blog Action Day. Theme: Poverty.
I don't know if it makes any sense to ask others to donate (considering we ourselves don't usually like to solicited), or even if donations are useful considering that many charities can take 50% or more of a donation for "administrative costs".
I'm not too familiar with tips on how to get out of poverty, but the "bottom up" approach here seems useful.
As far as what I've been taught, working and saving are, despite their lack of glamour, the surest way to get rich.