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I grew up in poverty. So I know for a fact that the scars left on children do not easily heal

I grew up in poverty. So I know for a fact that the scars left on children do not easily heal | poverty | Scoop.it
On Iain Dale’s LBC programme last Friday evening, I was on with the urbane Nadhim Zahawi, Tory MP for Stratford-on-Avon, who claimed nearly £6,000 for heating his stables and £170,000 in expenses in 2012-13.
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People who where raise in poverty for example the author he had to seek for the neighbor help because their electricity was cut off and most of family why are they poor its because the father/husband left the family so that they had no support in their life. but all not all the government are good Today, in the seventh-richest country in the world, this government is on an ideological mission to punish and degrade the poor, those who question that mission are savaged. Then why are the government still not changing if they want to punish the poor instead of helping them.

 

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Police prevent woman from selling baby due to poverty - Times of India

Police prevent woman from selling baby due to poverty - Times of India | poverty | Scoop.it
Times of India Police prevent woman from selling baby due to poverty Times of India ASANSOL (West Bengal): The police on Sunday prevented a three-month-old baby from being sold by his mother who claimed she was forced to take the decision because...
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Poverty is so bad that even mothers are starting to sell babies to get money to feed their children and also what led her to this decision is that her husband left her i got that at least the police are doing a good job in the country to not let the baby be sold to another person i am confuse that why is the government doing in the country that there is no scheme to help people like her to not let her sell her children to get money to feed the rest

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1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News

1.6m Children In UK Living In Extreme Poverty Says Leading Charity Save The Children | UK News | Sky News | poverty | Scoop.it

A growing number of children in the UK are living in extreme poverty because of huge increases in the cost of energy, petrol and food, according to a leading charity.


Via Michael Chitty
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Even though if the country is very rich there is bound to be people to be living in poverty, the rising cost of living and a slow economic recovery has left thousands of families struggling to pay for even the basic for example a family weekly food allowance is $100.Last year 61,000 people across the UK turned to food banks for help the food parcels they are given have enough ingredients to make meals for three days only and people say that lack of food has turn them into crime to get food for them to eat even the government know about that but why they cannot give out a scheme that maybe all left over food in fast food restaurant to be given out to the poor to feed them

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Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, January 27, 2014 8:58 AM

From this article i get to know that arising cost of energy, petrol and food lead to poverty. Parents have to scrimp and save their pay to at least put meals on the table. Its rather sad that children cannot have treats or a holiday due to not having money. Through this i have learnt that we should save some of our income for rainy days for the future.

Sean Lim's comment, January 27, 2014 8:25 PM
I share Ryan's reaction in knowing that even the United Kingdom an advance first world country face severe poverty issues. This shows that even as the world is keenly aware of the poverty situation in African countries and other third world nations people often forget that poverty is an issue that plagues even the most sophisticated of nations. To know that such acute poverty still exist in countries on the forefront of standard of living, raises the question of Why do even the best nations face the chronic issue of poverty that is the marker of lesser developing nations? This is a fundamental question in my opinion on understanding why poverty is still an underlying issue in most if not all nations.
Fiqah Nasrin's curator insight, February 23, 2014 7:53 AM

This article tells me that arising cost of energy, petrol and food lead to an extreme poverty. Parents have to scrimp and save their pay to at least put meals on the table for their family. They have to eat whatever they can afford to as they have no choice.It is sad that children cannot have treats or a holiday due to not having enough money as parents have to pay the house bills.People who have not eaten for a few days came to the food banks that provide meals.When food is given to them they cried and that shows how bad they are struggling in poverty. Through this i have learnt that we should save some money from our income for rainy days for the future needs.