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Global Poverty

If I was to describe world poverty I will have to quote Mother Teresa “We think sometimes that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for is the greatest poverty of them all”. I believe this quote says it all. It really shows what poverty is about. It made me realize that people that are poor don’t just need to be feed and sheltered, but also need to be loved. While some of us just think of what we could do to better our homes and cars many people living in absolute poverty just want clean water, food, shelter, and their health. It makes you want to step back and look at life in different perspective and want to better the world we live in. Poverty is the most essential problem we have to today and has been a continuous problem since the beginning of time. No matter what the income, unemployment or overall prosperity level is, there will always be people who are homeless and hungry around the world. I recall myself saying when I was younger to my peers that I was poor and grew up with little because we had a one bedroom house and I had to wear passed down clothing from my older sibling, but after traveling to various countries I have recognized that I was never deprived of anything. I had all my meals and plenty of clothes and shelter in which some people wish they had. Poverty doesn’t discriminate billions of people lack basic resources including food, water, education and sanitation.
The United States is one of the richest countries in the world but we still suffer from poverty. Nearly 49 million adults and 15.9 million children live in poverty in the U.S according to the census from 2011. Global poverty though is much more deprived then the U.S over three-fourths of the world population lives in poverty. The term ‘absolute deprivation’ signifies a population that…...

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