Poverty Awareness

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What is poverty?

The state of one who lacks a usual or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions.
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  • About 21,000 people die every day of hunger or hunger-related causes, according to the United Nations.
  • Many people that die from hunger are living in severe poverty and lack the money to buy enough food to nourish themselves.
  • Worldwide 600 million children are living in poverty.
  • The highest rates of child mortality are still in Sub-Saharan Africa where 1 in 9 children die before age 5.
  • 1.6 billion people-a quarter of humanity- live without electricity.