Poverty Is A Serious World Problem

924 Words Dec 9th, 2015 4 Pages
Fighting Poverty If you were asked to donate some of your own items or money to help fight poverty, would you do it? A substantial amount of the world’s population suffers from some sort of poverty, whether it be monetary poverty, or food poverty. Poverty has become such a prevalent issue throughout history, that it isn’t put into consideration as much as it should be. Poverty is a serious world problem, and truly needs to be stopped. With the help of citizens of the world, and different groups, and charities, the percentage of poverty stricken people around the world could be greatly shrunk.
Above all, poverty has many effects on people, society, governments, etc. One of the many effects of poverty, mainly caused by food poverty, is malnutrition. Some families who suffer from poverty can’t afford to buy food, or buy healthy foods. "The figures on 'food poverty ' are closer to reality than the monetary poverty statistics," says Ivan Hidalgo. Hidalgo stated that the food poverty statistics are more at large than the monetary poverty. Malnutrition can also lead to health issues such as diseases, while most families cannot afford hospital care. Poverty also causes problem in education and societies. Many people in poverty are not able to attend schooling which will affect them for the rest of their lives. The lack of education also greatly harms the economy of many countries. Those who do not have any schooling often are not able to be employed anywhere, so they may be…
Open Document