Global poverty is a huge problem that can be overwhelming. Here, you’ll find loads of resources to help you learn about global poverty and how to get involved and spread awareness by sharing info with your friends.
How does health impact poverty? Does a lack of education cause poverty, or does poverty create a lack of access to education? And can poor health impact education, too? It gets complicated. Cause and effect can be difficult to pin down. In reality, all of these challenges are intertwined.
Poverty and health are strongly linked. Health problems can plunge people into poverty or keep them from escaping it, and those in poverty are more likely to suffer disease because of lack of treatment. It’s why we focus on improving health for kids.
Empowering kids is a big part of what we do. But what does it mean? Giving kids access to the basic tools they need to succeed. Instilling in them confidence that they can break free from poverty. Building them into engaged citizens of their communities. To name just a few, of course!
“Get a job!” If only it were that easy. Stable employment is key for escaping poverty, which is why we work so hard to help our teens find it. But significant barriers to finding jobs stand in the way. When work is available, it is often no cakewalk.
Not enough food. Not enough of the right vitamins and minerals to be healthy. Obesity from too much food with too little nutrition. The how, what, when and where of food disparity is a difficult nut to crack – and even more so when dealing with poverty.
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