There are many reasons why charities exist. Most of them come up as a necessity when people realise that there is a problem that needs to be sorted. Some of the common issues that charities address all over the world are:
Health is an important aspect of life, and that is why there are many charities that are set up to address health issues. They can be research institutions that work globally such as the World Health Organisation, or they could be Community Based Organisations (CBOs) that handle specific health challenges like HIV and other diseases.
There has been a lot of environmental degradation across the world. That is why many charities are coming up with projects that are aimed at environmental conservation. It could be geared towards advocacy, or hands-on activities like tree planting and cleaning of rivers.
Animal lovers have many charities that champion for the rights of animals. There are some that save abandoned and mistreated animals by providing shelter. Others are focused on preserving wildlife and ensuring that poachers do not kill wild animals. There are also those that have set up their mandate to educate and inform young people on the importance of caring for animal rights.
In today’s world, there are still many people who are not educated. They cannot read or write. Charities that champion for education for all can be found all over the world. They can work to challenge policies that discriminate the illiterate, they can also offer scholarships to needy students.
There are charities that exist to react to humanitarian crisis such as hunger, disasters, war and floods. Most of the international non governmental organisations deal with humanitarian issues. Other than humanitarian issues, some of the issues that charities deal with are those that affect vulnerable communities such as women and children.