Essay on Poverty Is An Ongoing Issue Faced By Poverty

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Poverty is an ongoing issue faced by a plethora of individuals around the world. Researchers estimate that more that 35 million Americans are hindered by poverty. (Cliff Notes ‘Cause and Effects of Poverty’). The late Nelson Mandela once said, “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest”. It is indisputable that poverty creates harmful effects for those plagued by it. These include, but are not limited to, health concerns, education, which plays a double sided role, and societal problems. The consequences of hardship are critical and many children suffer greatly because of it. Children being reared in poverty undergo numerous, unrelenting and brutal health problems than those children who grow up with a better financial situation. These problems can range from malnutrition, accessibility to medicine, vulnerability to diseases, etc. Poverty directly relates to malnutrition because without capital, it is doubtful that individuals can afford to purchase the proper foods they need to keep them nourished. Similarly, because persons do not have the means to buys food that provide the required nutrients they become subject to diseases. This, in addition to the poor sanitary conditions they are constantly being exposed to, substantially increases their risk of developing a disease. Furthermore, because they are unable to afford medical treatment because they are so poor, they become at risk of dying.…

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