We have been able to see that poverty is one of the major issues in the world that needs to be addressed quickly. In the poorest countries, thousands of people are dying and most of the people are children.
According to UNICEF, due to poverty almost 22,000 children die each day around the world. It is said to be that, they “die quietly in some of the poorest villages on earth, far removed from the scrutiny and the conscience of the world. Being meek and week in life makes these dying multitudes even more invisible in death”.We know that poverty refers to, “the condition of not having the means to afford the basic human meeds such as clean water, nutrition, healthcare, clothing, food, a place to live, etc.
” Poverty is a deadly issue that’s killing millions slowly. I have seen homeless people being swept in plaza and streets. I have witnessed how the poorest children slept on a cold night outside the stores with their families. It is a sad reality that these kind of family and children constantly begging for a coin to buy food.I have researched about the primary cause of poverty by these five countries. In Bangladesh, the cause of poverty is because of country’s low economy.
Its effect to their people cause to have a very low pay and also their country is overpopulated. In Canada, the “Fraser Institute” (a public policy think-tank) reported that this result to having a low income and country’s problem also include having less than a high school education. In United States, their leading cause of poverty is unemployment. During 1999 and 2005, 71 percent of families were below the poverty line and has no working family members.
Among these, their country has a low wages and has insufficient benefits. Just like in US, Africa’s major cause of poverty is unemployment. This cause the families to live in unsanitary conditions because of insufficient financial means. While in the Philippines, from 1921 to 2001, the policies of commodity prices increased the poverty rate and as expected the food prices also increased. Due to the persistence of poverty this has contributed to slow economic growth of the country from 1960 to 2009.
Basically, the direct cause of poverty is insufficient money. But beyond that, there are numerous presumption. Some are fairly straightforward: poor economy overall, epidemics, droughts, etc. Others are more unapparent: a culture of poverty, lack of available education, low-level or missing jobs.In our country, one of the evident manifestations of poverty is the existence of decades-old informal settlers.
Although there are squatters in rural areas, inequalities in terms of shelter deprivation is the most evident in urban locations. The Philippines is among the countries in Asia with a large number of urban slum dwellers. Over 5 million Filipinos live in slums in major cities.Our modern society had set this standards that widened the gap by definition, that rich can only afford more things that a poor individual cannot touch.
Education is the cure to poverty. Finishing a college education has a better chance of never living in poverty, than someone who drops out in school, or those who do not finish studying. Of course there are exceptions to this.
In general, a lack of financial education combined with immoral decisions in life leads to poverty.It is considered that education is one of the major tools for eradicating poverty and preventing ignorance among citizens. Many governments across the world devote a lot in resourcing into our educational sectors.Indeed, Nelson Mandela rightly pointed the importance of education when he said “education is the most powerful tool that can be used to change the world”.