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Don't forget Jewish poverty in Europe — JNS.org

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Click photo to download. Caption: With no money to replace the decayed wallpaper in their poorly insulated three-room apartment in Bulgaria, parents Harry and Yana allowed their three children to simply draw on the walls to ...
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As we have already learnt about poverty, this is one article about poverty that have been affecting the European jews and causing a great impact to their lifestyle. In retrospect, I guess poverty will really cause a great impact on others' lifestyle if they have children to feed but there's only one person in the family who can supported all of them. Also, poverty is mainly due to the economic plunging into a crisis and a decreasement in the economic growth rates. By reading this article, I can deduce that the European jobless rate is very high and they are currently facing an increase in the unemployment rate, which is the main factor that causes poverty affecting the European Jews. I feel that the family mentioned in this article is having a quite positive attitude towards poverty as they allowed their children to draw on the wall (they have no wallpaper) to bring hapiness and joy to the house. 
One question I would like to ask is : Is the government doing anything to bring up the economic growth rates or helping the unemployees to get a job? 

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How to Build an Anti-Poverty Movement, From the Grassroots Up | The Nation

How to Build an Anti-Poverty Movement, From the Grassroots Up | The Nation | Poverty Assignment JiaLing | Scoop.it
Ten groups that are laying the foundation for an economic justice revival

Via Ramy Jabbar رامي
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This article link to poverty as the people are trying to build an Anti-Poverty movement. What I really like about this article is that the writer is willing to create a movement to stop the poor from suffering, and as well as to lead a better life like the average people in the world. The few points are : Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Center for Community Change, Children's Healthwatch, Half in Ten, Occupy our Homes/Home defenders league. The main action in this text is how people can come together to stop poverty in some countries. This article is also focusing on how the poor and fight for living-wage jobs, stable life and paying for the basic things in life like taxes, utility bills etc. 
One question I would like to ask is : Are there anymore people who are willing to stand up for the poor?  

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Rilwan Unfazed's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:23 AM

I think that the methods stated in  this article are quite efficient and seme to be effective. For example, the second method, center of community change, seem to be effective as jobs are involved. This article seems to impose  the quote of start small and end big too.

Fatimah Mujibah's curator insight, January 21, 2014 10:00 AM

The Americans need a major change to help the families strugglig to survive on just $19,530. Among all the effort taken to overcome poverty, i think 2 of them will make alot of difference.

 

Firstly, the Center for Community Change.

 For 45 years, the CCC has worked with low-income communities and local grassroots organizations to overcom poverty. The CCC plans to work with grassroots organizations at the local and state levels, and then form coalitions at the national level, to demand policies that create good jobs with good wages. I feel that this a very thoughtful act.

 

Nextly, the Children's Healthwatch.

 CHW collects data at pediatric clinics and hospitals to show the real impact of public policy choices on the health, nutrition and development of children up to the age of 4. CHW has also demonstrated the importance of affordable housing for children’s health, showing that children in households that move frequently or fall behind on rent are significantly more likely to be underweight, in fair or poor health, and at risk for developmental delays than their stably housed peers. And CHW has examined energy insecurity, showing that children in families struggling to afford utilities and keep their homes sufficiently heated or cooled are more likely to be food insecure, hospitalized at some point since birth, or to have moved twice or more in the past year.

 

 With these information collected, CHW can take measures to ensure that the children are not left behind alone to suffer in poverty.

 

 

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Three Myths on the World's Poor - Wall Street Journal

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Three Myths on the World's Poor
Wall Street Journal
So why do so many people seem to think things are getting worse? Much of the reason is that all too many people are in the grip of three deeply damaging myths about global poverty and development.
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This article links to poverty in many ways like finance, economic growth rates, families etc. In my opinion, I think the important and ideas that are in this text is mainly about revolution around the world, making things better in the future and myths about poverty. Bill and Melinda Gates estimated that in 2035, there will be almost no poor countries left in the world except for certain countries being held back by war and political issues like North Korea. I guess that diseases are also one main factor that causes poverty in the country. If there is a widespread of a very dangerous disease, the countries's reputation might be greatly affected and people will definitely refrain from visiting those countries. This might cause a decrease in the tourism rate and decrease in the economic growth. I guess the writers have a really great positive attitude towards poverty and trying to change the mindsets of others of what they think about poverty, by considering that as a "myth" which i agree. The writers is also clearing misconceptions of what others think about poverty. 

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