Thursday, November 26, 2009

WORST KIND OF POVERTY...





True enough, poverty has a way of distorting one's sense of priorities sometimes even eroding it. Living in subhuman conditions always boils down to simply a matter of survival. The immediacy of food and shelter first, before the comforts of cleanliness. Poverty is a serious problem. It needs to be recognized, addressed, and resolved. It is found everywhere. Every country has its percentage of low-income earners, but some countries have many more people living in unfortunate circumstances than others do. Poverty is an area of concern as it brings with it a host of problems within the country, as well as on a global scale.



T
he worst kind of poverty is when peo
ple cannot get food and therefore they are thin and weak and many starve to death. Unfortunately, this is still happening in many parts of the world. The gap between the world's rich and poor has never been wider. Malnutrition, conflict, disease, and illiteracy are a daily reality for millions.

But it isn't chance or bad luck that keeps people trapped in bitter, unrelenting poverty. It's man-made factors like a glaringly unjust global trade system, a debt burden so great that it suffocates any chance of recovery and insufficient and ineffective aid. It doesn't have to be this way though.



7 comments:

Ramon said...

A very realistic post. Indeed, poverty is too much to bear!

Bay Martin said...

Many families are living in extreme poverty, suffering chronic hunger and lack of safe drinking water and sanitation, health care, children’s education and rudimentary shelter. In Asia and Africa, there are 1.1 billion living in extreme poverty. Asia has the largest number -- 750 million and Africa has the largest proportion -- nearly half its population.

Ramon said...

Have you ever experienced na kanin at asin lang? Have you ever experienced na ang ulam ay patis, minsan bagoong, minsan ay mantika at bubudburan ng asin. Naiiyak tuloy ako ngayon!

Bay Martin said...

Yes, Ramon, naikuwento ko na sa iyo ang pinagdaanan kong buhay.

Ramon said...

Sa atin ang mahirap lalong naghihirap. Bakit kaya?

Bro Roq said...

Tutuong-tutoo ang mga sinabi mo. Matindi talaga ngayon ang kahirapan. Hindi lang sa atin ang may mga aba, kahit saan panig ng mundo may nagsa-suffer dahil sa karalitaan!

Joseph said...

The worst kind of poverty is when we don't extend helping hands to the needy, we are poor in spirit, we are poor in love, we are poor in kindness!