As Nelson Mandala said during his Inauguration Day as the President of South Africa in 1994, “We pledge ourselves to liberate all our people from the continuing bondage of poverty”.
In today’s world, poverty has become a grave issue with around a 100 million people without proper food supply. Although this is a contributing factor, I believe one of the major causes of poverty is the lack of opportunity, a lack of education, a lack of work opportunities.
Hunger has been placed first on the list of the world’s top ten health issues. Moreover, three-quarters of the deaths of children are caused by malnutrition. This is the world we live in, where mothers starve to feed their children, where children wander on streets and eat whatever they find only to fill that empty hollow feeling in their stomach. On the other hand, some of the rich spend more than $1000 each day on fancy restaurants and waste more than half of what they spend on, not even stopping to think for a second that there are approximately 100 million people who are not so privileged and blessed to have enough food.
Furthermore, the recession is considered another factor that causes an increase in poverty. When a country is not doing great economically, it is the populace that is mainly affected by it. The Brooking Institution in the US had done a thorough analysis of the census data and had discovered that poverty had increased greatly during recession period and recession was caused by the lack of employment opportunities during that time.
In Addition to the above-mentioned factors, crime is another major cause correlating to poverty greatly. As many of you may have already understood, unemployment leads to poverty and poverty can lead to depression and depression will most likely cause poor choices which may cause an individual to commit crimes like theft. In 2016, the top 5 countries with the most crime rates around the world were Venezuela, South Sudan, South Africa, Papua New Guinea, Honduras and half of them were petty thefts. Most of these people must not enjoy committing robberies but are made to do so because of the circumstances. If only we would be willing and kind enough to help them in any way, maybe we can change the world just a little. It is said that little drops of water make the mighty ocean. Then we can start small and grow into something big.
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