A very good morning to one and all present here. Today, I will be giving a short speech on the topic of poverty.
Wikipedia defines the term as follows: “Poverty is the state of having few material possessions or little income. Poverty can have diverse social, economic, and political causes and effects.”
Poverty is a serious issue that plagues the people of the world as a whole, irrespective of their race, ethnicity, creed, caste, or gender. It is a universal phenomenon that affects not just individuals but nations as a whole.
There are, in fact, many ways in which poverty can be categorized into. They are Situational poverty, Generational poverty, Absolute poverty, Relative poverty, Urban poverty, and Rural poverty.
Poverty is accompanied by various other problems such as substandard housing, hunger, homelessness, inadequate childcare, unsafe neighbourhoods, and under-resourced schools. Poverty thus forces people to lead a life lacking basic necessities to survive.
Three of the world’s most impoverished nations, sadly, are Burundi, South Sudan and the Central African Republic.