Poverty Around the World
Poverty around the world is multi-dimensional. It extends beyond what an economic definition addresses. Poverty touches, infects and kills opportunity. It poisons health, denies education, increases vulnerability and prevents the poor from accessing help and social services. Poverty assaults every aspect of a person, physically, emotionally and spiritually.
Worldwide poverty looks like hunger, illiteracy and lack of shelter. It's addiction, abuse and child labor. It's not having access to healthcare and school, not having a job and fearing for the future. Poverty is social instability, lack of representation and freedom, and suffering relationships.
Iztapalapa Cityscape — Mexico
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Iztapalapa is Mexico City's most populous borough. Homelessness, crime and lack of infrastructure are notable problems. Many residents lack access to clean water.
Mathare Valley — Kenya
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Mathare Valley is the oldest section of the Mathare collection of slums in Nairobi. Prostitutes, orphans and violence call Mathare Valley home. Several hundred thousand people live in the three square-mile slum. Drug addiction and alcoholism are common.