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Reducing Poverty by Improving Access to Credit - News credit

The basis for any long-term solution to poverty rests in a community's ability to help those living in poverty raise their own incomes. Low-income Americans ...
Bryan Au Ying Keet's insight:

     People living in poverty are capable and hardworking. But what they lack is not intiative but oppurtunity and access to credits.

     I believe that the government in control of countries with a higher percentage of people living in poverty should not only focus on giving them money but also giving them jobs and oppurtunities to make a living. Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day.

     Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime. Thus, we should always remember that giving money to people living in poverty would only temporary hold up the crisis, not permanently resolving it.

     I believe that if we could do good things for other people, we have a moral obligation to do those things. That's what at stake here. Not a choice, responsibility.

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Sean Lim's comment, January 27, 2014 8:35 PM
I agree with Abish that microenterprise and more importantly micro-financing is key to help promote entrepreneurism amongst those in the in the developing world. By letting people of the developing world have access to credit as easily as businesses of the developed world haves access to it we essentially level the playing field and ideally make it as easy to start and grow a business in a third world country as compared to a first world country. Micro financing is also an unbiased system anyone with a reasonable credit rating can apply and receive a loan as the amount involved reduces risk to both the borrower and loaner.
Rilwan Unfazed's comment, January 27, 2014 8:44 PM
Comment on Bryan Au's comment I totally agree with your insight. Alot of people are mistaken that just by giving money to the poor, you are helping them. In fact, you are just making them dependent on you, which will affect them negatively after you are not there to support them anymore. The proper way of fighting poverty would be poverty in my opinion. The government plays a big part in helping the country to fight poverty. I agree with Bryan that the government should not focus too much on giving the poor people food or resources, but instead, they should provide education for them.
jadetay's comment, February 3, 2014 8:03 AM
I agree to Abish's comment on this article. I, as well think that giving people living in poverty the opportunity to succeed is better than just giving them money or things. It follows the phrase "Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." By giving them equal opportunities, they will find help for themselves instead of relying on people to always sympathise with them and help them.
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Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world

Rapidly growing inequality is worsening poverty around the world | Poverty Assignment by_Bryan Au Ying Keet | Scoop.it
A new report from Oxfam sheds light on rapidly growing extreme inequality and how it worsens poverty around the world, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott prepares to spruik Australia’s G20 agenda at the World Economic Forum in Davos this week.

Via W. Robert de Jongh
Bryan Au Ying Keet's insight:

     I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. You may own a large portion of wealth but please do indeed spend some time thinking about who are you going to use it for.

     Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.

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Clair Koh's curator insight, January 26, 2014 3:43 AM

What i know is that poverty is poor and it is all over the world. People out there are suffering from hunger and they do not have a proper home and food. They food they eat are leftovers from garbages and dustbins. What if we could help them. Each person could donate $1 yes it is a small amount but there are tons of people living in Singapore. It could add up to more than a million. It could saves the lives of many. But what makes me wonder is why do some people not care or bother to help at all. Maybe some are really poor themsevles but what about the rich? Some do not care. Another thing is why is the rate of poverty not decreasing. Why can they not have a life better than a homeless and starving one.

Ang Marcus's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
From my point of view, selfishness that greeds over money around the world causes an unequal distribution of wealth in this world. However, I totally disagree about donating money to them. What they need is skills, not money. You can use the money to make a project on raising skills for people living in poverty.
m naw 's comment, January 28, 2014 10:32 PM
Yes. i agree with you totally and I believe that the origin of poverty rooted from people's selfishness. This selfishness that greeds over money causes an inequal distribution of wealth in this world. Many rich people have too much money that they spend it anyhow while people that are poor dont even have enough money to support the family. I think the rich should really donate to those that are poor.<br><br> Have everything for yourself that you may enjoy your life while "unfortunate" people pass away everyday because of the lack of money and resources OR use your wealth and donate them to these unfortunate people thus helping in the balancing of wealth in this world so that you and these people in poverty both may live a comfortable life. It's not about choices, it's responsibility.
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How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs

How Poverty Impacts Students' Test Scores, In 4 Graphs | Poverty Assignment by_Bryan Au Ying Keet | Scoop.it
Earlier this month, results from the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) showed that while national test scores are slightly improving, most fourth- and eighth-graders around the country are not proficient in math and reading, and a...

Via Everlyn Chia Yee Hui
Bryan Au Ying Keet's insight:

     This article is evidential in helping to prove the fact that living in poverty not only affects your health and well being but also your capability to learn and study new things.


     These 4 graphs show that students who are living in poverty (thus eligible for free or reduced price lunch) obtain lower test scores than their wealthier counterparts.This shows that the performance of a student is also higly dependable on the background he grew up in.

     If there is a need for improvement to be made to increase and raise the acadamic results and reach a higher level of global competitiveness for the country, it is clear that lifting students from poverty would be a great way to help.

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Olivia Win's comment, January 28, 2014 10:56 PM
this article tells me that poverty affects the education and studies of students. those people who gains from free or reduced subsidies usually obtain lower or worse results than those who does not gain free subsidies. i believe that poverty affects education as most probably, those students are much more stressed and hungry than the rest. i think that we should helped the poverty students as usually, the people around them are not very educated and they wont have much people to clear their doubts.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:34 AM
I agree with Jarrod Liew. Those suffering from poverty have troubles learning as they are not well equipped with food. Hungry children cannot learn/study properly. The government should provide financial assistance to these children and help better educate them. Not only should the government help them financially, but also mentally. I also agree with Boyd's insight. If these children are very distracted due to the problems at home, they will not be able to concentrate properly.
Jasmine Choo's comment, February 3, 2014 2:38 AM
"What if the cure for Cancer was trapped inside the mind of someone who can't afford an education"