Reaction Paper About Poverty

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Poverty has been a problem for many years. It affects a large percentage of today’s world population. And it will continue to expand. No matter how many income people get, there will be people who can’t afford enough food, water and shelter. 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. We are very focused in our daily lives that we forget about poor people. We have everything we need, from education to health care. But what do homeless people have? For the past few years, we have been trying to reduce poverty, but today, it is still ongoing. The question I’m trying to answer is: What makes poverty a nonstop problem?

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The urban poverty is also increasing. Migrants with low-paying jobs or without jobs are unable to afford housing or feed their families. In 2012, it was estimated that the extreme poverty in the Philippines was 19.2% (18.4 million people). Most of the poor people live in rural areas and work primarily in farming and agriculture. Lack of infrastructure prevents Philippines’ economy from growing .A country like Philippines that is still developing also makes it hard for the government to provide basic needs like services in health, education and clean water supply. The population growth rate of Philippines is 1.54% per year. Because of this, it prevents the country’s economy from growing and this makes poverty even worse due to increase of

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