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Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor - PoliticusUSA

Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor - PoliticusUSA | Poverty | Scoop.it
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Eliminating Poverty Is More Than Just Putting Dollars In The Pockets Of The Poor
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Via Velvet Martin
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In the eyes of the rich and powerful, all they want is for themselves (only an example but not all is that way). Even with America claiming it to be a meritocratic country, the poor still gets poorer (generally), with little salary to feed themselves even with the blood and sweat they lost just so that they can survive.  Some people are even better, they know of their state and yet rest upon the streets, to beg for money and yet waste it all in their 'interests' (some are an exception to it). But if only the world has lots of kind hearted people, poverty would not have even existed in the first place. (Although I kind of agree that a down side to it is that those people will start to depend on the kind hearted people or even take advantage of what they 'have'). Hence, poverty I gather can be alleviated, but it somehow just needs the right people with the right set of minds to work out and reduce the number of people living in poverty, and it is not just fighting against it but needing the help from everyone to take a part in it and help the poor.

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David Ting's comment, January 28, 2014 11:05 PM
I will agree that poverty is not only people not having money to feed themselves, but poverty is very big issue that affects the underpreveliged in many ways. Supplying the poor with money only tackles one of the many issues that they face and more help will be needed for them
Koh Chee Kiat's comment, January 29, 2014 9:13 AM
I agree, poverty is more than giving money out to everyone, like the saying goes, give a man a fish and you will feed him for a day, teach a man to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime
Huang Ziqian's comment, January 29, 2014 12:29 PM
Donating money to the poor has its pros and cons. The poor can spend it on health care, housing and education and so on. However, in a long run, these people in poverty might become dependent on it. They might take the help and supports for granted as well. Hence, donating money to the poor is necessary but there must be any other solutions to help them, too.
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To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community - Huffington Post

To Tackle Poverty, Trust the Power of Community - Huffington Post | Poverty | Scoop.it


Let's stop fighting poverty and start supporting and investing in the collective expertise, wisdom, and initiative that can be found in low-income communities across the country.


Via jean lievens
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I find that the article talks about supporting one another in those of low-income families rather than fighting poverty through subsidies and financial support and so on. I feel that it is a great technique which alleviates the harsh damage caused by poverty itself and it can even boosts the relationship between familiy members and friends to become even more bonded, thus helping to increase the emotional, social and financial levels for both the low-income and middle-income families. Even though the governement has stepped in, not all has been helped by them. Through this technique mentioned, it boosts their income, thus helping in areas of edutcation for the children, enough supply of food and also an area undergoing which is health.

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Andrew Walker's comment, February 2, 2014 6:59 AM
i agree with you. The community does have a big impact on poverty. If everyone helps out, poverty may be at a very small amount today. Even though people have their own lives to tend to, it shocks me that more people of the community are not helping.
Belinda Lee's curator insight, February 6, 2014 11:17 AM

Connections: This shows that connections with peers and families do help to reduce poverty as the strong willpower they have withstands it. Encouragement, support and inspirations do help too, as studies shown. Whaticia came up with a STOP Senseless Tragedies Oppressing Our People campaign which encourages people to provide encouragement and support as a way to help one come out of poverty. 

 Concepts: The main idea of this campaign is to relieve people's burden they face during poverty, to let them know that everyone else is supporting them, so they will not give up, and keep on fighting till they get out of poverty state. 

Changes: This text suggest that not only those who are facing poverty should do so but also everyone. Everyone should lend a helping hand, and together the impact would be great.

Challenges:The text says that there isn't direction from the staffs, but instead they should have so as to guide those who are facing poverty along to the path where they can step out of it.  

Eugene Yong's curator insight, February 22, 2014 12:05 PM

Connect:This article is about how the safety net systems is critical to help the low income people from  falling out. i think it is important to help families leave  poverty and gain economic and social mobility. In Singapore, we have a lot of welfare assistance to help the needy, for example:''  Sinda Fund(Singapore Indian Association) '' provides  assistance for fellow Indian people. I think we should also learn from the African American parents in New Orleans who started a social club to provide activites and cultural events for their children and also  prepare their children to rebuild after the disaster.

 

Extend: We can learn from what other countries do in the safety net system to help their people.  The examples quoted under FII are useful references.Perhaps other countries can also learn and create such safety nets system to help their poor people. These support systems can help to fight poverty.

 

Challenge: I think that safety nets system also need funding to be able to carry out the activites. It may be the duty for everyone to take part and help to improve society and help the needy to escape poverty. I also believe that low income families should also be pro active and help themselves by legal means and not forever rely on the support systems.

 

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Fuel Poverty Puts Children’s Health at Risk

Fuel Poverty Puts Children’s Health at Risk | Poverty | Scoop.it
And more than half of the five million families that are likely to turn their heating

Via britishroses
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It really is a piece of shocking article that those children will either have the lack of food or warmth when it comes to money. Their parents are struggling to meet an ends meet and yet there isn't enough to fullfil the essentials. But even if I were to say that the government needs to put a stop to this, how much can they put in to fend for those low-income families while they juggle other subjects and to plenish the empty parts in those families? To me, it also comes down to eveyone activating their kind soul to lend a helping hand to them, to work together with them and thus bringing up the low-income people.

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Jared Kwang's comment, January 27, 2014 11:28 PM
What Ka Yang said is true but what he is saying is barely scraping the surface of what poverty is truly about. The government should help out by giving out sweaters instead because if the government just helps out for that one year, then the same problem would just keep on repeating for the years to come. However if the government just gives the sweaters they may not need to help out with the problem of heating and they may be able to focus on other problems instead.
Chan Kai Yang's comment, January 27, 2014 11:35 PM
kaiyang* -.-
Sean Lim Lin Yuan's comment, January 28, 2014 10:45 PM
Wow this is a very useful piece of information but I have to comment on your post Kai Yang because this is supposed to be done for my English assignment. So I have no choice please bear with me for taking up this extra space on your post. Anyways, your post is very interesting and very informative, actually not really thinking through it some more.