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Guest Post: A Social Protection Network is Born - Appolicious

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Guest Post: A Social Protection Network is Born
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Together we envisioned an idea of a mobile social protection network comprised of ON and OFF duty law enforcement officers.
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Authors: Social Entrepreneurship At Scale The Solution To Global Poverty - Forbes

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Authors: Social Entrepreneurship At Scale The Solution To Global Poverty Forbes Paul Polak and Mal Warwick, authors of the Business Solution to Poverty: Designing Products and Services for Three Billion New Customers (Berrett-Koehler Publishers...
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Wayne Grudem on the Solution to Global Poverty | Acton PowerBlog

Wayne Grudem on the Solution to Global Poverty | Acton PowerBlog | poverty in Asia | Scoop.it
There is only one effective solution to world poverty,” argues theologian Wayne Grudem in a recent lecture.
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51 per cent of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty - South China Morning Post

51 per cent of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty - South China Morning Post | poverty in Asia | Scoop.it
51 per cent of Pakistanis in Hong Kong live in poverty
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Pakistanis such as Iffa are far from alone in feeling poverty's sting in the city.
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Kaili Tan's comment, January 27, 2014 8:43 PM
I agree with part of your insights The other ethic groups might not be so well taken care of, or given the benefits of what the Chinese receive. Many Pakistanis are facing poverty and this could be due to being unable to afford the living cost in Hong Kong. The government are not assisting them to step out from poverty and it may be because they do not have the ability to support them. This shows that Hong Kong might not be such a suitable place for them. It might not possibly be that the government do not wish to help them but is unable to.
Anisah Izhar's curator insight, January 27, 2014 11:40 PM

The Pakistanis are probably in Hong Kong to have a better living but this sure shows that living in Hong Kong does not do any better. So many other ethnic groups are facing financial problems. What is the government doing? If they are nice enough to let them in, how about pay more attention and offer more help? This shows that poverty is everywhere. Even in first and second world countries. I think that the government should at least make an effort to provide more jobs for these living in poverty. Already 51% of the Pakistanis are living in poverty. How about the rest? How about the chinese living there? Is the government even doing anything about this issue?

Daryl Koh's comment, January 29, 2014 7:11 AM
Although the Pakistanis in Hong Kong have a better life after shifting there, everything is so much easier, it still does show signs of poverty and the less fortunate. I didn't think that in Hong Kong there would be poor people as i always thought that Hong Kong was a country with quality standards of living. Water, electricity, transportation are all seen almost everywhere. But, even with these improvements made, it still itches me that why didn't the government help to solve poverty in Hong Kong first rather than building more buildings, investing in foreign stocks and so on. So, i believe that the government did not take into consideration of the welfare of the people of Hong Kong. This should be made priority before the government decided to do something else. Quote, "Compared with the 25 per cent of poor children in the general population, 32 per cent of ethnic minority children are poor. And among poor ethnic minority families, more than 60 per cent had at least one member in full-time work, while only 41 per cent among the poor within the general population had jobs." These statistics speak well for themselves. This shows that even though people are employed, they are still not enough to sustain their basic lives and necessities. So, all i want to say is that the government should think of the countries well being first before venturing into anything else. That way, the poverty rate in Hong Kong can be reduced.