Poverty

Why it's the biggest problem effecting Africa

What is the problem? Who/what does it effect?

There are many reasons why poverty is such a problem in Africa, political problems, ethnic conflicts, climate changes, and other man made causes.


Poverty affects the people of Africa. Because most people are poor, they can't afford basic human needs like shelter, food, water, health care, and education. To provide for their families, many girls and boys go into prostitution, and the rates of prostitution continue rising in Africa.







How did Poverty start in Africa?

Several factors went into the start of poverty in Africa:

Because of the lack of school in Africa, kids didn't get the education they needed to pursue in life (get a job, provide for a family, etc.). That means that the generations of kids wont grow up to get jobs and make money, and because people aren't making money, they cant pay for the things they and the country needs.



Why should this problem be solved?

If we solve the problem of poverty in Africa we will be helping thousands of people. These poor families will be stable enough to have a roof over their heads, food on their plates, and an education.


The economy in Africa isn't good because many people don't have jobs so they cant pay taxes to the government.

How can we solve this problem?

I believe if we can build schools in Africa, we can give them a good education so they can grow up and get a job and be able to provide for themselves.



If people in America and others around the world set up fundraisers and ways to raise money, we can use that money to build schools and teach the kids of Africa.


Doing this, will impact Africa greatly. By having educated kids in Africa, when they grow up they will be able to provide for themselves and their communities.

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