But they could harvest only a half of the cultivation as the drought destroyed the rest. They suffer from the drought, food insecurity and debt as they cannot pay back the loans. The drought has affected 1000 of farmer families by completely disrupting their way of life. And plunging them into debt and uncertainty with livelihood sources fast shrinking and food insecurity rising. These people are in desperate need of assistance.
Introduction: Poverty refers to a situation when people are deprived of basic necessities of life. It is often characterized by inadequacy of food, shelter and clothes. In other words, poverty refers to a state of privation where there is a lack of essential needs for subsistence. India is one of the poorest countries in the world. Many Indian people do not get two meals a day.
Banks, stores, and factories were closed and left millions of Americans jobless, homeless, and penniless. Many people came to depend on the government or charity to provide them with food. It led to a sharp decrease in world trade as each country tried to protect their own industries and products by raising tariffs on imported goods. The economy continued to fall almost every month. At first, the stock market was an important but not the dominant influence.
Chronic Poverty is a state of extreme poverty which makes it impossible for people to escape, given their lack of resources and assets. It is absolute poverty experienced for an extended period of time or even over a life course and is unable to satisfy his minimum requirement of food clothing or shelter(CPRC,2004). Chronic poverty is associated with greater vulnerability and harsher consequences because of the continuous depletion and erosion of assets and resources with longer time in poverty (Barrintoes,2007). The Chronic poverty reports, according to CPRC, suggest that close to 40% people in chronic poverty are in developing nations (CPRC2005). Therefore, chronically poor are those who are not able to meet their minimum subsistence needs, lack access to the hey productive assets and are highly dependent on public and/or private transfers(Devereux,2003).
Therefore, the majority of people are not able to receive any sufficient treatment/ health care due to their economic issues. Besides, even if the other half of the world is able to get regular treatments, they will have to keep on spending their money for a treatment that is maybe not worth the money. Furthermore, low standard treatments may not cure diseases and may lead back to even a worse condition or death. Now, back to the book, “Journey to Jo’Burg,” it was stated, “No one in the village had that much money.”(Naidoo, 1985). Naledi’s family is a poor family which is unable to receive any treatments.
Almost half of the world, Over three billion people live on less than 2.50 dollars a day in an average. Around 2.2 million children die each year because they are not immunized due to hunger. Hunger is one of the main effect of poverty and the cause of it, is death. In my opinion one of the reason for poverty is corruption which is widespread in almost all countries, only developed countries where level of corruption is low is able to successfully cope with poverty. Extreme global poverty is a problem that affects a large percentage of the world’s population and will continue to spread until no strict action is taken by their respected countries.
In other words, where a tiny minority have all the money. The features of rich or developed countries for example, is the presence of a middle class, but, recently we have seen even the western countries are gradually losing their middle class, hence the increasing number of riot and clashes. In a society, poverty is a very harmful factor that can destabilize the entire country. Hence, there will be lack of intelligentsia and educated intellectuals to run the country and therefore poverty issue will remain (Poverties, 2011). Besides that, poverty can also cause high infant mortality and annual death rate, increase crime rate since people turn desperate to survive in the face of poverty and
Since majority of the people are poor, they find it impossible to afford medical care in private hospitals. This results in high death rates especially among the poor and low income group. Increase in the number of deaths brings further hardships on families especially when the deceased was the ‘bread winner’ of the family. This sometimes results in children becoming victims of child labour and involvement in anti-social activities. The inefficiency in Nigeria’s health care system can be attributed to inadequate attention given to health care services delivery by the government.
How do we define poverty? According to a dictionary, poverty is “the state of being extremely poor”. But my definition of poverty is not having enough resources to be satisfied with your basic needs, like: shelter, food, clothing, water, health care and job. Poverty is like a disease, it is always spreading. We always see poor people in the streets, we feel bad and guilty, poor people will try to survive the day without eating anything.
At least one billion people have absolutely no access to sanitized water or a safe place to stay(Brathwaite&Mont,2009). Additionally, they are facing starvation (Charles, 1992). Poverty is basically we did not have enough water, food, place to live or medicine to cure us when we were sick. Poverty was, still is and will be one of the major problems in the world. The World Bank estimated that in 1998, more than one billion people lived on less that one dollar per day (Brathwaite&Mont,2009).