Poverty : The Main Cause Of World Hunger

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Poverty is one of the main cause of world hunger. In fact, poverty and hunger are closely linked to one another. One who suffers from poverty is most likely experiencing hunger as well. It has been noted that most victims of extreme poverty (defined as having an income of equal or less than $1.25 per day) found in developing countries are also experiencing hunger. Poverty can be the result of a variety of factors including the unequal distribution of income, lack of resources, wars, and of course, hunger itself.
Poverty traps many into endless cycles of poverty and hunger. When an individual is, hungry for a long period of time, he/she suffers from malnutrition and poor health and thus are often unable to work. Long-term malnutrition and hunger (low energy intake) not only negatively impact one physical appearance: hunger also result in fatigue and wears one down mentally. One will feel lethargic and lack the energy to work, and this then leads to poverty and hence the cycle continues.
Poverty is often it can be passed on to later generation, meaning that poverty is often ‘inherited’. When a child suffers from poverty, he/she is more likely to have long term health issues and poor education. Parents will often give up investing into their child’s education and the child will often find themselves working to support their family instead. Uneducated individuals tend to have a lower earning potential… and thus, the horrendous cycle of poverty and hunger continues.

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