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What is poverty?

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What is poverty?

In general terms, poverty means not having enough of something. It's often measured as a lack of money. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on l…

Poverty generally means not having enough of something.

It is often measured as a lack of money. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as less than $ 1,90 a day. This is estimated to apply to 735 million people worldwide.

In reality, however, poverty is so much more. It can mean not eating enough, not having clean water, or having no shelter. Have no strength or voice. It leaves you without protection and security and can affect you even more depending on gender, race or place of birth.

But poverty is not inevitable. It can be defeated. We see living proof of this every day.

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