1. POVERTY? THE BIGGEST ECONOMICAL QUESTION by Aahwahan Foundation Nov 06, 2019

    More than 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day and an estimated 1.3 billion live in extreme poverty i.e. less than $1.25 a day or less. An average earning person can never imagine how much difficult it is to live with $1.25 a day. According to the 2010 data 18% of the worlds population is living way below the poverty line. Talking about the India, it is the country with the highest population living below the poverty line. Today, the poverty rate in India is 21.1 percent. People living in poverty in an underdeveloped area does not 

    have access to clean water, Unsanitary water conditions increase the spread of both viral and bacterial infections. POVERTY IS NOT AN ACCIDENT. LIKE A SLAVERY AND APARTHEID, IT IS MAN MADE AND CAN BE REMOVED BY THE   ACTIONS   OF   HUMAN   BEINGS.-BY:

    NELSON MANDELA. Although many see poverty as a choice, made by those who are lazy and prefer to do nothing but expect to reap the same benefits of people who work hard every day to provide for their families. In some cases, this may be true but, poverty will 

    wreak havoc on any and all of those who have the misfortune of crossing paths with it.

    Poverty for centuries has been a very severe issue that has troubled many nations while impeding economic developments and progress. Poverty stricken countries are majorly concentrated in the continents of Africa and Asia. Continents like the Americas and Europe have globally been recognized as been wealthier yet still many parts of these ostensible countries face massive cases of poverty. Most at times, countries with high populations owing to high birth rates face the most cases of poverty. The definition of poverty can be boundless in the sense that poverty entails so many subsections as it sometimes gets complicated to group everything under one umbrella. Society tends to focus more on the tangible aspects of poverty because many people associate poverty with lacking money and it makes sense because poverty in terms of lacking money is a major problem affecting almost every country in the world. It is debatable that poverty can be physical, intellectual, spiritual and even emotional.

    Poor people are at a higher risk of engaging in addictive activities, and without the proper health care that could provide a viable option for treatment. They remain impaired. Additionally, if parents are suffering from these addictions; their children may have a higher risk of also suffering from this disease. The


    National Institute on Drug Abuse Advanced Addictive Science stated, "Some people who suffer from social anxiety, stress-related disorders, and depression begin abusing drugs in an attempt to lessen feelings of distress". The stressors of living below the poverty line can ultimately lead to addictive behaviours; alcoholism, smoking, and even sex as a means of escape from the realities of their hellish conditions.


    Poverty is slowly but surely being diminished, careful planning by government will continue to benefit those stricken by poverty, but the damage poverty has caused to any nations economy can never be filled.



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