Let’s not waste our time with an any more of a verbose introduction than this sentence. As of 2004, 41.6 million United States people below the age of 65 do not have health insurance. As of 2004, 9.2% of United States children do not have health insurance. As a result of those appalling statistics, many […]

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Terry Cline, administrator of the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration in Washington, had the following to say about homelessness: “Each year some 2 to 3 million individuals experience a night of homelessness, and approximately 800,000 people are homeless in the United States on any given night.” “By raising awareness about effective homelessness prevention […]

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I think we all realize that the major media ignores serious social issues such as poverty. Major media prefers to report about trivial aspects of Paris Hilton’s life than to report about poverty. They rarely even mention simple statistics, such as the fact that 18,000 children die every day from hunger. I see two major […]

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Often times in this field, we hear ignorant comments about poor people. I stopped counting how many times someone has told me that the poor or homeless should just get jobs. It comes from the myth of meritocracy–the false belief that rich people have earned their wealth via work and production and that poor people […]

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LIFT

23 July 2007

Larry Esposito recently pointed me towards LIFT on his Morning Prayer thread in the Hunger & Poverty Forums. ‘Lift’ stands for ‘Leading India’s Future Today.’ The program  provides “leadership excellence training” to poor but extremely talented children in India. By creating relationships with over 100 villages, LIFT can find the most capable leaders within the […]

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Pamela Yip recently wrote an article about how single women face a strong possibility of poverty in their later years. I include an excerpt: It’s when an elderly spouse dies that the financial equilibrium suffers. If the husband dies, it’s much more devastating to the wife. Nearly 30 percent of older non-married women are either […]

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Children suffering from Poverty