A glance at the World’s poverty in pictures

Poverty is such a subjective term depending on one’s upbringing, geographic location as well as social -political orientation. To most, it means not being able to access basic needs such as food, water, shelter, clothing and education. 20 % of the world’s population live below the poverty line, that is, they live on under one dollar per day. The most affected parties are women and children as they bear the brunt of poverty. Each country in the world struggles with poverty and this, is in part, due to inequitable allocation of resources, either man-made or natural.

shutterstock_83054587Poverty is not for the chosen few!

There can be no expression to describe poverty adequately; it is more than just a state: it is a feeling, a way of life and it is sure as hell difficult to eradicate. One does not have to be born into it, sometimes it just creeps up on you example if all of your investments in the stock market flop and you become bankrupt, this could escalate and before you know it you cannot afford life’s necessities. Poverty, more often than not, leads one into a state of despair and hopelessness, and that is why most people affected by poverty are reluctant to change their status quo. Pictures at q-squared.ca

A crisis that has refused to go away

A picture is worth a thousand words. This rings true as pictures are a moment frozen in time, capturing the emotion felt. It is pure emotion, to accurately describe feelings. There is no better way to focus the world’s attention on a subject than to put it into pictures. Poverty is felt all over the world, by different people and for various reasons. These pictures strip away the differences show the inevitable truth. Due to the human nature of empathy and compassion, different people have come up with various initiatives to try and stem out poverty. It is pictures like this that will lead the charge in making a difference.