What is poverty?
Poverty is the state of one who lack a certain
amount of material possessions or money.
Relative poverty is defined contextually as
economic inequality in the location that
people live in.
3. The History of Poverty
Do you know what is the history of poverty?
For much of the history, poverty was
considered largely unavoidable as
traditional modes of production were
insufficient to give an entire population a
comfortable standard of living.
CAUSES OF POVERTY
Epidemic diseases eg. AIDS, Malaria
High divorce rate
Lack of education
Gambling (Addiction and loans)
5. SOLUTIONS TO
Affirmative action (To lift people out of the poverty
cycle by giving them advantages)
Microcredit and microfinance (by Muhammad
Raising funds for the needy.
Creating shelters and funding education for the
7. Mother Teresa:
Founded the Missionaries of Charity. Her work
among the poverty-stricken in Calcutta made
her one of the world's most famous people.
8. Muhammad Yunus:
Bangladesh banker, Professor of Economics
Nobel Peace Prize Recipient
Noted for developing the concepts of microcredit and
microfinance. (Lending small amounts of money with
9. Salvation Army:
It is a International
The founders are
William and Catherine
It has a presence in 126
countries, running charity
shops, operating shelters
for the homeless, and
providing disaster relief
and humanitarian aid to
10. The Boys’ Brigade in the 44th
We also take part in reducing poverty, we help
children and families.
Where and how did we help them?
BB Cares 2012 , East Coast Park, Cycling and having fun
with the children
Cambodia Service Learning Trip 2012 . Giving rice and toys
to the families. Helping to renovate the schools.
Our company funded the building of a playground in