Myth buster: One person’s voice can’t change anything

Myth buster: One person’s voice can’t change anything

It’s something I’ve heard so many times, from friends, from members of the public, from colleagues and from cynics: “What can one person really do?”

I challenged myself to think long and hard about this. My instinct is to shout “one person can do anything!” I suppose as a campaigner, I have to believe that. But one person truly having an impact on global poverty? Let’s see.

At the beginning of 2013 we emailed UK ONE members and asked them what they had planned for the year ahead. Even I can be guilty of thinking of our members in numbers, “50,000 signed our petition”, or “45,000 attended the rally”. But the stories and pledges that came back were humbling to say the least.