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Via Liang YouQI
Wan Ting Wong's insight:

From the article, i see that about two third of the world's population
are made up of poor people. Factors which lead to poverty are wars,
projects on deforestation and mining. From the picture i see women
and children wearing dirty clothes and muddy hair, which tells me
how long those people have not bathed.The children are also thin ,
therefore i know that people there have not enough food and water to
drink, bathe or eat. The article also states that nearly half of Asian
kids are living in poverty. Those children could not afford education,
medical supplies, which also means they have no qualifications to
find a decent job when they grow up. I think if those children do not
have money in the future, their children would suffer and this continues
on generation by generation. Also, the article states that poverty is
keeping children out of school, only a handful of children in one village
gets admitted in school. Thus this article makes me wonder why the government not subsidies the prices of daily needs for people living in poverty? Why is the government reluctant to take away caste discrimination? Why do the people not do anything about it?

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Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:09 AM

In 1998, Asia accounted for about two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people. I was shocked when i read this article as i did not know that Asia was facing such problem. I can see a family of three children and a mother in the picture. I can see that they are experiencing poverty as they wearing very dirty clothes which are also torn. I think the children are not satisfied with what they have by they are looks. They feel that they need something more. Why the lady have three children when she know that she is facing poverty? What are they going to do to fight poverty?

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The article states that Indian sub continent had many people living in extreme poverty.This is due to the fact that majority of the poor are part of the caste system which gives the people affected by poverty a low status.This means that the next generation cannot get out of poverty due to their low status.Is it possible to abolish this caste system even though it is part of their religion to help these people get better lives? And if possible,how so?

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 4:04 AM

Asia is acounted for the worst in poverty. They have less htna a dollar a day to spend in everything. They do not have enough money to buy their stuff. The war destroy their Loved ones, livs and their belongings. It is up to us to change the world and give out our helping hand! 

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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_Wong Wan Ting | 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,...

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From this article, i see that the government of this country is taking
action in helping villages set up solar panels so that families would
have electric supply.With this electrical supply, it helps improve the lives
of people, education and health facilities. I think that the aim of building these
 solar panels is to help facilitate in cooking or warmth so that people would not
 have to use traditional methods. This electrical supply helps the people living in poverty in all aspects. Firstly, it helps improve hygiene of daily food, as now electricity is supplies for them to cook. Next, it helps improve education, as computers could be set up in schools, thus helping students in computerizing. Next, it helps improve the amount of food and water supply, with more electricity, the crops could grow more efficiently and more money could be collected. With the money, they could install taps in their house for clean water supply. Lastly, it helps improve medical facilities as more electrical appliances could be plugged in
this could help doctors cure patients more efficiently. However, i am wondering, what if these electrical supplies are not free? Do people living in urban states know about the conditions of people in the rural settlements? Are they willing to help them?

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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, 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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Fighting Poverty in Asia and the Pacific -- The Asian Development Bank -- ADB

ADB's mission is to help developing Asia Pacific countries reduce poverty and improve their people's quality of life. This short video ...youtube.com

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From the video, i see that many people in some parts of asia are still living in poverty,
some are living in extreme poverty.Many are not able to afford clean water, food, education or medical facilities
. However this bank, the asian development bank (ADB) is trying their best to help
create job opportunities and education for everyone. Their target is to let everyone
living in poverty to have a better life by year 2020.I think that the ADB is tring their best, however is it possible
for this company to have enough money to support almost millions of people for food, education, water, health? I feel that
the company should give support to those who are in extreme poverty first, at least they would have lesser burden and not
live in extreme poverty. I wonder why the government is not doing anything to improve the lives of people whereas a bank
is? Should the government be forward looking and assume what is going to happen to the country if there is a rapid population
growth? Why is the bank willing to help?
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Shenyau Spamhi Bong's curator insight, February 2, 2013 5:33 AM

This us how we can reduce porverty and how people are eradicating it  ,developing Asia Pacific countries reduce poverty and improve their people's quality of life. 

Poon Ying Ying's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:58 AM

From this video, we can tell that poverty has lessen a lot recently in Asia. However there are still people in some part of Asia that are suffering from extreme poverty. People are still not able to obtain clean water, food, shelter, clothes,education and health care. Over nine hundred million people are living in extreme poverty, eight hundred million have no access to electricity and each day, more than eleven thousand children die before reaching their fifth birthday. However the Asian Development Bank are trying their best to improve life for the people and allow them to break free from the life of poverty by the year of 2020. It is almost impossible to help all the people living in poverty to escape from their suffers but it is possible to improve life for the more poor people living in extreme poverty by providing them better food and drink. If everybody can contribute a little by helping, it would definitely mean a lot to them. I wonder if the rich have ever try to put themselves in the shoe of a poor and feel how they are suffering? It is so sad to have children to die before reaching five, they did not even get to experience, explore and learn many things in life. If people were to contribute in a little help, those kids might be able to live a little longer and better.

Bharath Gessian's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:04 AM

From the video, I can see that there is poverty in some parts of asia, some are living in extreme poverty.Most of them cannot even afford clean water, food, education or medical facilities .Meanwhile this bank, the asian development bank (ADB) is trying their best to help as much as possible to create job opportunities and education for everyone. Their target is to let everyone living in poverty to overcome poverty by year 2020.I really think the bank is doing a good job and think they should continue this.I think that the ADB is tring their best, however is it possible for this company to have enough money to support almost millions of people for food, education, water, health? Hence i feel that the bank should try to cater the people who are in extreme poverty first. They may need more help. I do not know why the goverment is not doing the job that the bank is doing. In fact the goverment should do more than what this bank is doing and take care of their people. The goverment should act quickly and respond as the population of the poor people may increase rapidly. 

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Poverty in Asia

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Poverty in Asia on Japan, South Korea, China, India and Cambodia, and poverty in South Asia (World Poverty | Poverty in Asia: a look at causes and solutions http://t.co/NRpYp7K7)...

Via Jocelyn Stoller
Wan Ting Wong's insight:

From the article, i see that most countries in Asia are poor
as asia take up most of the world's population and most
of the countries have weak leaders to serve their country.
This results in lack of clean food, water, education and
medical facilities. Without these needs, the country would
not get better, as only the rich gets to go to school and
learn governance, where the best brains of the country
maybe around the poor people.I think that countries which
are poor should learn from their neighbouring countries who
prosper.The government should make a plan for each aspect
for example giving subsidies for education for the poor or
trading of harvest for money and education for their
children.Therefore, i wonder what had the government been
doing to improve the country? Do their neighbouring countries help
them and give advices? Would anyone among the poor step up to
lead the country if they knew better?

 

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Bunaiya Zuhairin's comment, January 28, 10:38 PM
Wealth are not distributed widely well around the world. Poverty in Asia are also caused by rising population growth and population growth can't be controlled..Food supply, safe water and good education are not sufficient in these poor countries.
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
Casey Tan's comment, January 28, 10:40 PM
I totally agree with kai yang
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Via Liang YouQI
Wan Ting Wong's insight:

From the article, i see that about two third of the world's population
are made up of poor people. Factors which lead to poverty are wars,
projects on deforestation and mining. From the picture i see women
and children wearing dirty clothes and muddy hair, which tells me
how long those people have not bathed.The children are also thin ,
therefore i know that people there have not enough food and water to
drink, bathe or eat. The article also states that nearly half of Asian
kids are living in poverty. Those children could not afford education,
medical supplies, which also means they have no qualifications to
find a decent job when they grow up. I think if those children do not
have money in the future, their children would suffer and this continues
on generation by generation. Also, the article states that poverty is
keeping children out of school, only a handful of children in one village
gets admitted in school. Thus this article makes me wonder why the government not subsidies the prices of daily needs for people living in poverty? Why is the government reluctant to take away caste discrimination? Why do the people not do anything about it?

more...
Mohamed Hasir Marican's curator insight, February 3, 2013 5:09 AM

In 1998, Asia accounted for about two-thirds of the world’s 1.2 billion poorest people. I was shocked when i read this article as i did not know that Asia was facing such problem. I can see a family of three children and a mother in the picture. I can see that they are experiencing poverty as they wearing very dirty clothes which are also torn. I think the children are not satisfied with what they have by they are looks. They feel that they need something more. Why the lady have three children when she know that she is facing poverty? What are they going to do to fight poverty?

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The article states that Indian sub continent had many people living in extreme poverty.This is due to the fact that majority of the poor are part of the caste system which gives the people affected by poverty a low status.This means that the next generation cannot get out of poverty due to their low status.Is it possible to abolish this caste system even though it is part of their religion to help these people get better lives? And if possible,how so?

Hilal Iryandy's curator insight, January 25, 4:04 AM

Asia is acounted for the worst in poverty. They have less htna a dollar a day to spend in everything. They do not have enough money to buy their stuff. The war destroy their Loved ones, livs and their belongings. It is up to us to change the world and give out our helping hand! 

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Poverty still a challenge in some parts of Asia - Channel NewsAsia

Poverty still a challenge in some parts of Asia - Channel NewsAsia | Poverty Assignment_Wong Wan Ting | Scoop.it
Poverty remains a significant challenge in some parts of Asia, according to non-government agencies such as the Asian Development Bank (ADB).

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From the article, i see that more people in Asia are getting
richer, however the others who are living in poverty are
much poorer too.Therefore, many philantropist done charity
to help the less fortunate.With the rich people getting more clean
food or water, more poor people are getting lesser clean food
or water.I think that people who got richer may had got help by
rich philantropist, who in turn help other poor people. They
probably provided education for poor children and grow up to be
rich buisnessmen. If this cycle continue, more and more people
would not be living in poverty anymore.However, the people
lagging behind would also have a hard time catching up in the
world with all the competition of jobs. Therefore i wonder if
every single one in the world could be rich and never be poor?
Those philantropist who donates to charity, would they use up all
their money and drop to live in poverty? Would everyone who had a
change in fortune care to help those still living in poverty?

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Ong Yi An's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:29 AM

The economy of Asia is always growing, thus the gap between the poor and the rich will become bigger and bigger. There are 830 million people live in extreme poverty while there are some other people spending money like it is dirt. Although governments in Asia are roping in the private sector to help care for the less fortunate, but it is not enough to help everyone. There are also lots of people donating to charities. But where will all this money go? Will they be pocketed? This are some of the questions that people will often think about when it comes to donating. Therefore, the people who are organising the event must be honest and give all the money that they have collected to the poor people so that they can live a better live.

Nathaniel Loreno Arendayen's curator insight, February 4, 2013 7:44 AM

Many people are suffering from poverty,even as many charity groups are helping, the fight against poverty is still tough.As the economies in many developing countries in Asia are getting better the income gap between the rich and poor is rising as the poor earn more but the poor get poorer.What are the possible ways to help the poor other than donating? Could the income gap be made closer in order to help the poor?

Wong Jia Ler's curator insight, February 4, 2013 8:40 AM

 

I see that many people are suffering from poverty although there are many charity groups and donation drives being carried out, poverty is still a singnificant problem in Asia. There is a difference between the rich and the poor now, and it is even getting bigger and bigger. Will the rich donate? Or will they just stand by and watch the poor suffer. Or will the goverment help the poor and close the gap between the rich and the poor?