Why We Exist: The Problem of World Poverty

THE PROBLEM

REALITY CHECK:

The State of World Poverty

Nearly 1/2 of the world’s population lives on less than $2.50/day.

1/6 (1.2 billion) of the world’s population live on less than $1.25/day…this is considered “extreme poverty.”

Source

Global Poverty Statistic Infographic Agora

Causes of World Poverty

There are a number of causes of world poverty, including:

Harmful economic systems and economic changes

Political conflict and poor infrastructure

Climate changes, epidemic diseases, and natural disasters

Greed, racism, injustice, and exploitation

Lack of access to resources and education

Lack of good jobs

CAUSES OF POVERTY: THE GOOD JOB GAP

Poverty exists where good jobs don’t.
Good Jobs Infographic Part 1
Good Jobs Infographic 2
Good Job Infographic 3

Effects of Poverty

Many of the causes of poverty are also effects of poverty, thus perpetuating the cycle.

Violence and crimes like human trafficking

Oppression and exploitation

Child labor and unfair working conditions

Illiteracy and lack of education

Poor infrastructure and lack of sanitation

Wash Day in Madagascar

At the

root of poverty

is the

LACK of OPPORTUNITY.

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