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Tackling water poverty

Tackling water poverty | Poverty Assignment by_Guo Shao | Scoop.it

Via Liang YouQI
Leow Guo Shao's insight:

I can see that many people have lack of clean water for consumption worldwide . Water is an important part of our lives as it is a basic necessity that all of us humans need in order to survive. It can make a big difference as one sixth of the world's population remain without access to improved sources of water, most of them are those in poverty. I think that people like us who have clean water to consume and use should use it wisely instead of wasting it as water is precious. I wonder why people waste water when it can be used to save lives in other countries facing poverty.

crystal chin jing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:05 AM

water is a basic need in each and everyone. It is essential for one survival. In less developed countries, many are facing shortage of water supply or rather shortage of potable water.  In Singapore, potable water can be easily found everywhere even the tap water is potable water. However in less developed countries, water are scarce and are expensive. Therefore, the poverty people can hardly afford to buy potable water.  yet, living in Singapore where water is abundant, we tend to  waste water by turning the tap on while washing bowl and so on. Thus, we take thing for granted. From this article, I fully understand the sufferings of the people  facing shortage of water supply.

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UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia

UN calls for combining energy access with anti-poverty projects in Asia | Poverty Assignment by_Guo Shao | Scoop.it
Services that combine access to modern energy for heating, cooking and electricity, with measures that generate cash, supplement incomes and improve health and education would be the most effective energy solutions in Asia and the Pacific,...

Via Flora Moon
Leow Guo Shao's insight:

I can see that some Asia countries are facing poverty and they do not have energy services, which the united nations are providing energy services to the people so that they have basic energy services but it does not reduce poverty, but only make them more modern, having energy services. I think that with energy services, it can improve their lives as it is very useful in our daily lives. I think that with such advanced technologies nowadays, more things can be done to improve lives of people who live in poverty. I wonder why people waste precious energy resources when it does not come by easily

Benjamin Yap Kian Hwee's comment, February 4, 2013 7:51 AM
After reading this article, I see that the people are not able to pay for electricity. The government is helping them by building solar panels to collect energy from the sun. This will benefit many people, for example the children can study even after the sunset and the adults can use electrical appliances to cook food instead of using fire. Now the people can use the computer and connect to the outside world and let people know about what is poverty.
Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 9:08 AM

This method is viable, it will help many obtain cooked food, but. is this method viable in a way in cost effectiveness if we wanted to do this in a world wide scale to help everyone? I do not think so, but, it is still good as this project had helped many, thousands, or maybe millions. lives are saved, but maybe we could look for a new method to help them which is cost effective and needed by people affected by poverty.

Praveent Thamil Mani's curator insight, January 20, 2014 7:21 AM

Support offered by government and non-government agencies to people to come out of the poverty line.


I see that a report by the UN Development Programme confirms that there can be no development without energy, and that poverty cannot be addressed sustainably without paying due attention to energy services.  The poor need energy to get out of poverty, but energy alone is not enough. The poor need support to generate income so that energy becomes affordable, which in turn will improve household living standards. Nearly half the world’s population lacks reliable access to modern energy services. I hope that this process speeds up and the poverty in the world is decreased.

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Caregivers Help Homeless Families Regain Independence

One of the first lines of defense in preventing homelessness is often family members who often open their homes to their relatives experiencing homelessness, providing them a temporary, safe place to stay.

Via NHFS, Inc.
Leow Guo Shao's insight:

I can see that these caregivers helped the homeless families that lost their apartment due to financial strain by letting those people stay at their house,to let them have a sense of belonging, but it strains the caregivers' resources, space and privacy. I think that more people should lend a helping hand to those people by letting them have a place to live in, a more conducive environment for them and those people in poverty will be grateful to them as they have a safe place to stay temporarily. I wonder why people refuse to donate to the charity although the problem of poverty is still rising daily and more and more people are being homeless because they are unable to pay the expenses as they are being unemployed.

Leong Lwl's curator insight, January 24, 2014 10:58 PM

After i read this article i notice that we all are counted as lucky one .There is up to thousands of children in a country who is homeless.The reason behind it is their parent lose their house due to finiancial strain.As the result there is very high unemployment among teenagers seeking work and healthcare is going to become unmanageable. Due to the continued high unemployment rate, and the compounding underemployment rate, families are remaining homeless for longer periods of time. Wages and work hours are not enough for families to obtain and maintain quality, safe housing but there is still caregivers came to give them a helping hand by :


Help them experience a sense of stability and belonging within their environment and family.Make certain children understand rules and expectations so that they can adjust and comply instead of fearing that they may do something wrong to create more problems for the family.It is important for the host family to reassure children that they have a safe, permanent place to come back to, that they are welcome and a part of things.Allow children to be children — there is a difference between informing a child of circumstances and expectations versus burdening them with adult decisions and responsibilities.Encourage children to play, have fun, and develop friends and support systems through school, after school programs or faith-based organizations.Encourage children to develop support systems by informing schools, teachers and youth leaders of what the family is experiencing.


So i think that there is hope for all the needy families facing poverty

Valerie Ho's curator insight, February 24, 2014 3:20 AM

I can see that there is hope for the people that live in poverty. The caregivers are like the tickets to get out the hell life. I think that the caregivers must have thought twice before deciding whether ti sign up for this job. I wonder what will the people think ? Are they happy of the caregivers?

Marcus's curator insight, February 24, 2014 9:08 AM

I think that it is very helpful of the caregivers to help the homeless people, as the children will have a sense of belonging, as they feel like they do not belong here because they are homeless.The children will also feel insecure,I think that more people should go and help the homeless families find a place to stay so that they would feel safe and secure with a place to stay.The caregivers also motivated them to be strong and not give up.

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Modern health mapping shows how poverty and ill health persist over 100 years

"It was no surprise to see that diabetes risk is high in areas where poverty was high. What was surprising was that some of these pockets of deprivation and ill-health have persisted for over 100 years."

Via Sakis Koukouvis
Leow Guo Shao's insight:

From the article, I can see that there is a link between poverty and having illnesses. In poverty countries, people contract illnesses and they cannot afford to get medication to cure their illnesses, which becomes a problem. Being deprived of medication and illnesses have also persisted for over 100 years. I think that they need to have more hospitals and better medications so that they can lead a better lifestyle rather than suffering. I wonder why rich people did not built more hospitals in the countries facing poverty.

Jueniewann SpotOn Sniper's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:00 AM

well through poverty, many people have gotten really terrible sickness. from what i know, the rate of people who gained sickness are almost the same as those who were under the state of poverty. due to lack of proper food, their health could not be sustained. their immune system become worse thus making their body weak. furthermore, some places doesn't have proper medical places to help cure this sickly people. i pity them. if there is a way to help, i would have done so. i hope the richer peopl would also have that thought in mind and would do more than me to help them

Ameer Artsyrup's curator insight, February 4, 2013 10:04 AM

After reading yhis article, i can deduce that there is a direct link between health problems and poverty. For example, the poeple who stay in countries that suffer from poverty suffer from health problems both physically and psychologically. This is happening towards them as their country might not have sufficient sanitation services to help protact them from diseases. The poeple from these area might also not knoew of the diseases that they are facing due to the insufficient amount of health services. The people might also suffer from psychological ilness due to som bacteria that ar not known by them that primarily attacks the brain. In order to stop this problem, the government of the affected country should learn from other governments and take risks to help its people.

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Poverty Drops With Secondary Education in Sub-Saharan Africa

A median of 85% of adults with a primary education or less in 38 sub-Saharan African countries lived on less than $2 per day in 2011, versus 62% of those with a secondary education.

Via Abraham Tumuti
Leow Guo Shao's insight:

I can see that the adults in Africa who have better education, are leading a better life than those who only had primary education or less, many of them are having more money to spent and many of them are having enough food to eat. I think that education is an important factor, they can get better jobs that give them more money when they have a better education, which can get them more money to spent. They are also more knowledgable when they have more education. I wonder why people refuse to have education when they have no money, they should perservere on, to work part-time to continue their education, so that they can have a better life when they get a better job in the future.

Ng Wei Liang's curator insight, January 31, 2013 11:44 PM

As the title suggests, I think that poverty can be associated to the lack of education in children. As written in the text, a median of 85% of adults with a primary education or less are living on less than $2 per day (based on household income in international dollars), versus 62% of those with a secondary education. If the a person has no education, is illiterate, he will be less likely to get a job, thus getting no income, linking him back to poverty.

Education can change a life. It can make poor people get out of poverty.