Some vulnerable groups also face specific problems. For example, indigenous peoples have high illiteracy rates and are affected by the encroachment of modern technology and cultures onto traditional norms and practices. Fishers face continuing reduction in their catches and they have few opportunities or skills outside of fishing. Women have limited roles outside of marketing and family responsibilities. RURAL POVERTY IN THE PHILIPPINES In the Philippines, poverty remains mainly as a rural phenomenon, but urban poverty is on the rise.
Human poverty index It includes deprivation of a long healthy life, deprivation of knowledge, deprivation of decent living standards Uganda has made enormous progress in reducing poverty, slashing the countrywide incidence from 56 percent of the population in 1992 to 24.5 percent in 2009. The reduction of poverty in urban areas has been especially marked. Poverty in Uganda is an important issue as an appreciable number of people in Uganda; specifically, rural people are below the poverty line. About 60% of the Ugandan people are poor and 30% are very poor. CAUSES OF POVERTY Over population This is defined as the situation of having large numbers of people with too few resources and too little space.
Poverty is defined as the lack of basic human needs; and Africa is known to be the poorest continent, in which Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in that continent. According to statistics Tanzania has 30 to 40 percent poverty, and one of main issues that cause this poverty is that the rich exploit the poor for personal gain, and the lack of education in the community. This problem has been there even before Tanzania transitioned from a colony to an independent country. Even though, Tanzania is improving in terms of reducing poverty it remains one of the world’s poorest country. Many people including the father of Tanzania “Julius Kambarage Nyerere” tried to solve the issue of poverty in Tanzania by implementing policies to help the economy, but they failed.
Poor people are unknown of their lack of voice, power, and rights, which leads them to exploitation. A poor person being unable to take part in social and cultural norms leads to breakdown of social relation among the people. Poverty is mainly seen in developing and under developed nations like Nepal, Bangladesh etc. More than 25% of the population in Nepal still lives below the poverty line. All the poor countries are facing serious effects of poverty which need to be solved.
There is no developed nation without underdevelopment in its history. As there is no rich country without poor one. Only reality strikes to people’s mind that The Republic of the Philippines is considered to be underdeveloped if poverty plays around its atmosphere and there is still hunger digesting in impecunious Filipinos’ stomach. But for those who has strong sense of patriotism, it needs no suffer to feel to act, instead they do the solutions. However, some people with powers given by the people uses it as an instrument to put money on their pockets.
Abstract: Millions in rural India eke out a poor existence. Their life is not only hard but also insecure. Almost half of the people are uneducated with poor health services. The miserable poverty in villages is making the people normally corrupt and insensitive to social evils. The story Kafan, by Munshi Premchand, is a classic social-realistic tale of downtrodden victimhood.
The Philippines is a country with a large population and a significantly lowered ranking on the UN 's Human Development Reports. With a GDP less than two tenths that of Australia, the Philippines is more likely to have a lower level of human wellbeing. My NGO is Caritas, a catholic charity. The Philippines has a $250.18 billion GDP, a population of 104 million people and an average monthly disposable income (Post tax) of$330.73. One may conclude that due to overcrowding, intense resource competition, and a net lower value, that the average Filipino taxpayer has fewer resources at their disposal than their Australian counterparts.
Since Singapore’s birth rate is falling drastically with a fertility rate of only 1.2 which is far below the replacement rate of 2.1 and one of the lowest in the world, Singapore is currently facing a shrinking workforce and ageing population. (Rogers, 2013, para 6) Moreover as demand for labour grew with increased industrialisation, with the limited middle-aged workers in Singapore, Singapore’s
Despite a very small Fijian Indian entrepreneurial class, many members of which have left the country, most Fijian Indians are no better off than indigenous Fijians since both groups suffer under a political system that concentrates power in the hands of the ruling class. The burden of Fiji's economic difficulties falls heaviest on its poorer citizens, who are obliged to commit a greater proportion of their incomes to basic essentials.
2.1.7 Trends of Poverty in Ghana At the individual and community level, methods for dealing with conditions of poverty varied across communities. They included seeking alternative employment, working harder, mortgaging property, selling assets, and reduction of meal, child labour, borrowing, begging, prostitution, and robbery (GPRSP, 2003-2005). Those in poverty and extreme poverty represent an under-class in society, which remains under-privileged, unrepresented and a prey to exploitation. Upper East, Upper West and Central regions showed the highest incidence of consumption poverty because of limited socio-economic facilities as Greater Accra showed the lowest incidence of poverty, although it had its share of pockets of extreme poverty.