Poverty

Can we end world Poverty?

What Is Poverty?

There is a lot of information on Poverty than you think. First of all Poverty is a global and worldwide problem that is going on all around the world. All around the world, people are lacking at least something. Water, food and shelter are the main, and believe it or not it's true, it's happening everywhere! On the streets of downtown, in your neighborhood, near the mall or in front of stores, and everywhere else you can think of. But there is just one question about it that no one can solve... Can we end world poverty?

Background Information

Some background information on Poverty:


Poverty is a global problem going on everywhere and lots of people are suffering from it. Poverty is kind of like another word for being poor and homeless but all mean the same thing. Poverty can be stopped if we all put in some effort and try to help those in need. You can donate some money to charities and foundations especially or you can start your own to help those in Poverty. You can also donate food and clothes to people as well.

Cause

There are many causes for Poverty:


-The main cause for poverty was History and how it affects the past to the present. For example Poverty is going around everywhere in Africa, India, The U.S and mostly anywhere really. The history plays a huge part because they were former colonies or ruled by a different country. For example, India was ruled by the British and Africa was ruled by Europeans.


-Another cause for Poverty is Discrimination and Segregation. This reason is probably the most known cause because it is happening everywhere. Due to discrimination most people are in Poverty because they don't have a job or they are homeless. People discriminate against those who have a different skin color or race. From religion to ethnic groups. Discrimination affects money and income for those who don't work. This results in Poverty.


-Another reason for Poverty is Immigrants and people moving to foreign places. Immigrants moving to the U.S or some other country move for a reason. Some reasons are jobs, family, or moving to look for a job. Without a job you don't get to anywhere. You can't maintain or keep up with your family. This results in Poverty when you don't have enough money or can't pay for your own things. Immigrants without a Visa can't really do anything like get a good education or getting a job.

Effects

There are many effects for Poverty:


-The main effect for Poverty was Health and Sicknesses. Health was huge and a major effect for Poverty because many people were sick and lots of them were dying as well and they needed or seek treatment. But most people couldn't afford the medicines and drug prescriptions like we can. Some have to work as much as they can or beg for money and use that to pay for their health. Imagine life without proper checkups or enough food and no shelter, it would be really hard.


-Another effect for Poverty was the Economy. Economy plays a big role in your life and the society. Without an economy to help you make decisions, you could be sitting on the couch eating potato chips while watching TV every single day and everyone would be doing that if we didn't have any jobs or something that helps you bring money to maintain you or your family. The number of people living in poverty influences employment rates drastically. Without education, people have a very small chance for finding and working for a paying job. And this would affect the Economy heavily because not many people would have jobs and they won't be able to pay for themselves and they'd still be in Poverty.


-Another effect for Poverty is education as mentioned in the recent bullet. Education is very important to your life and will guide you to success if used seriously. Education is a never ending process so grasp as much as you can. Life in Poverty is difficult and hard because not many people have the opportunity to learn the basic things that we already learned. Education is important to them and they would love to have the life you do because they would really try and take advantage of education and want to keep on learning and learning.

Poverty Rate 1966-2006

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Final Thoughts

I learned a lot from this topic. This topic is broad and and is going on globally everywhere. There are a few things I didn't know about Poverty and some things that I did. Researching about Poverty was fun and interesting as well as depressing and sorrowful. Reading all the information and understanding what the topic means and what they are going through is really, really horrible and emotional. I don't really have any connections other than books I have read about Poverty and all that. Anyways, I learned a lot from this topic and look forward to researching more and bringing an end to this problem.

Sources/ Bibliography:

Websites:


http://www.nlchp.org.


http://blog.compassion.com/why-we-cant-end-poverty/


http://www.globalissues.org/issue/2/causes-of-poverty


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