My biggest contention with the OP is the idea that redistribution of wealth will help the poor. I lived through the aftermath of an agrarian reform which consisted of taking lands from the wealthy and distributing lots equally to the poor in a Latin American country. Unfortunately the poor did not possess the skill set or tools necessary to profit from these rich farmlands. The land was overworked and destroyed, the beautiful mansions on the lands were filled with farm animals and ruined. Guess what? The poor were still poor- just now they had some worthless land too.
A few years ago I saw a Peace Corps endeavor where some volunteers came and taught some marketing and small business skills to women who produced textiles in their small rural communities. The knowledge and training they were given allowed them to sustain themselves quite nicely long after the volunteers and their money had gone.
If you really want to help the poverty issue, there needs to be sharing of knowledge and skills- not wealth. This is why people who donate money to communities without offering any type of additional training or education only create dependence. Once the money runs out, that community is screwed. This is in the event that the funds even reach the people that need it. I also saw how regional leaders kept all the money that was given to people in their communities that needed the funds. I've seen clothing sold that was supposed to be given. The list goes on and on- corruption is real. It's important to look at results not good intentions.
I also have to say that there is a huge difference between being born poor in a country like the US and one that has caste like system that occurs in Latin America or India, for example. Poor people in those countries simply have very few opportunities to improve their situation - no matter how hard working they are. This is why endeavors that are led by people from within the community are better than those by foreigners with absolutely no concept of how things work and lack the cultural/historical knowledge needed who try to implement their idea of "help" without collaboration from the people themselves.
"Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime."