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Tackling water poverty

Tackling water poverty | Poverty Assignment_LiangYouQi | Scoop.it
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Leow Guo Shao's curator insight, February 3, 2013 3:17 AM

I can see that many people have lack of clean water for consumption worldwide . Water is an important part of our lives as it is a basic necessity that all of us humans need in order to survive. It can make a big difference as one sixth of the world's population remain without access to improved sources of water, most of them are those in poverty. I think that people like us who have clean water to consume and use should use it wisely instead of wasting it as water is precious. I wonder why people waste water when it can be used to save lives in other countries facing poverty.

crystal chin jing's curator insight, February 3, 2013 7:05 AM

water is a basic need in each and everyone. It is essential for one survival. In less developed countries, many are facing shortage of water supply or rather shortage of potable water.  In Singapore, potable water can be easily found everywhere even the tap water is potable water. However in less developed countries, water are scarce and are expensive. Therefore, the poverty people can hardly afford to buy potable water.  yet, living in Singapore where water is abundant, we tend to  waste water by turning the tap on while washing bowl and so on. Thus, we take thing for granted. From this article, I fully understand the sufferings of the people  facing shortage of water supply.

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A Dollar a Day :: Education and Poverty

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A site on poverty, and more specifically, ways to end it.
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Food shortages hit millions in flood-hit India

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Millions of poor villagers across southern India are facing an imminent food shortage following months of intense drought and recent devastating floods, aid agencies warned Thursday.
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..:: Child Poverty in Asia ::..

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Wan Ting Wong's curator insight, February 4, 2013 6:39 AM

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?

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, 2014 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!