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The average amount of money a person below the poverty line in America actually lives on is $1.25 a day. In India it is .39 cents a day. Both of these statistics are surprising to me. It makes me think about what it would be like to live like that. It is hard to imagine such hardship. Most of us do not need to worry about knowing where our next meal will come from or if it will come at all. In the links below you will find statistics about poverty in America. One of the troubling myths about poverty in America is that the poor are responsible for their situation. The poor are not responsible; they certainly are the key to solving the problem but they need adequate tools provided by society and even the government to bring about their solution.

World Poverty



I’m so grateful for, though I may take them for granted, the things I have like a roof over my head and a bed to sleep in. Warm clothes and blankets, and three hot meals. While people who live next door or down the street scrape up change after they pay their bills and debts to feed their kids. There are programs set in place by the government that are abused to the point that the people who really need it, don’t get it. Here are some local help centers for those who are financially handicapped. http://www.suntopia.org/centreville/va/

If you want to help with this problem look into volunteering with organizations check out these links: