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The Female Face of Poverty

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Fifty years after the War on Poverty began, millions of women are still struggling to get by.

Via Bridget Hardy-Everett
Insyirah Jamal's insight:

From what I know about poverty, it is a very sad thing. 
But after reading the article, I realised that poverty is not something to pity about but instead something we should try to prevent. It is because, once we start living in a poverty life, it will be very hard to get out of the living condition. Now I am curious as to how exhausting it is when they are living in poverty and how the parents can cope living in poverty without complaining

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Bridget Hardy-Everett's curator insight, January 9, 2014 1:25 AM

I was stunned to see 2.8k people recommended and shared this article to be read, something really needs to be done about.poverty. There are things being done,  but is it enough?  I firmly believe every person receiving public assistance or of low income status should have oppoortunities to better themselves.  That is why i am determined to provide free resoures.  

 

There are a millon professional mentoring organizations,I know because I belong to some of them. But, also I am one of many women who had received public assistance at one time, but these days I am always working on  personal self-development, enhancing skills such as public speaking, writing, and enhancing my technical skills.  All these I have found to be the key in growing personally and professionally, however, enhancing these skills with a mentor is a smoother transistion for people getting off public assistance or trying to get over a low income rut.  

 

For example, in my program if someone needs someone to practice interview questions with them the night before, or need some tips on what to wear, or just a coversation about their fustration of being in a poverty state; then a mentor or hotline will be available.  

 

Most people don't understand or could careless that when people come from long line of poverty, it is not so easy to pull themselves up by the bootstraps, they are not even sure where to start, and in my experience most help is not real help.

 

As a welfare reformed woman who works hard to stay off the system, I want to give back freely.  I have learned that knowledge has and holds power!

 

 

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Path To End Poverty - Parkersburg News

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Path To End Poverty
Parkersburg News
PARKERSBURG - About 20 people participated in the second annual Our Children, Our Future: The Campaign to End Child Poverty forum on Saturday afternoon at the Judge Black Annex in downtown Parkersburg.
Insyirah Jamal's insight:

From what I know about poverty, it is very hard to find help from others in this living condition. After reading this article, I now realised that that are people around the world who are trying their best to help end other people poverty. Even though it still have not end the child poverty crisis, they still does not give up. I am now confused as to what the organizer did to make it successful and also able to attract a handful of customers.

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This Is Your Brain on Poverty: What Science Tells Us About Poverty

This Is Your Brain on Poverty: What Science Tells Us About Poverty | Poverty Assignment_Insyirah | Scoop.it
Poverty has been identified as a factor in lower IQ and psychiatric disorders. What can this tell us about public policy and the minimum wage?
Insyirah Jamal's insight:

From what I know about poverty, poverty is the state of being extremely poor. But after reading the article, I now know that poverty is a cruel thing because poverty can cause deficiency and illness. Even though the place people in a poverty place is dirty and unhygenic, I wonder if they manage to cure themself from some help or just suffer and die in the street. I'm also curious as to how it is like to be in a state where there is nothing that can be done to cure myself and just feel hopeless.

 

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