Today is Blog Action Day – a day when bloggers unite for spreading awareness about a particular issue. And today’s issue is about Poverty. Its a issue that’s common among all countries in the world and yet we still don’t understand the importance of it. In today’s world richer is getting richer and poor is becoming poorer. What have you done for it? Or Do you have any plans for doing something about it?
Well I would want to discuss here the root causes of poverty. What according to you are the root causes that promote poverty? Well according to me the following can be the major factors which contribute to poverty and worsen it too:
- Corruption – Rampant Corruption among high officials always beats the poor where it hurts them the most. They are denied of their basic rights due to the prevailing corruption. Whenever any tragedy strikes and thousands become homeless, people come forward to donate so much in cash and kind. But maybe not even 25% of it reaches the needy. Which leads them to live a life which can’t even be imagined. Due to this corruption only, rich is getting richer and poor is becoming poorer.
- Ignorance – Yes, ignoring the needs of people from lower strata of society helps in increasing poverty. When we fail to understand them and their needs and run away from our duty of helping the needy, its just adding to the already prevailing poverty. So stop ignoring.
- Lack of Education – Lack of education is a great factor. Many govts run many schemes of providing free basic education to everybody but still implementation has failed everytime.
These are some of the factors which according to me are the root causes of poverty. What according to you are the causes? And what do you plan to do regarding it?