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Poverty By: Amanda Case & Kirstin Buchan What is poverty? Poverty is when a person or community lacks the essentials for a minimum standard of well-being and life. People in poverty usually lack food, safe drinking water, and shelter. The End! Make a Difference!!

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Poverty

By: Amanda Case & Kirstin Buchan


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What is poverty?

  • Poverty is when a person or community lacks the essentials for a minimum standard of well-being and life.

  • People in poverty usually lack food, safe drinking water, and shelter.


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The End!

Make a Difference!!


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Child Poverty fortunate.

  • Poverty affects all ages, but 48% of its victims are children.

  • Children and families are the fastest growing group in the homeless population .


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  • Everyday fortunate.2,660 children are born intopoverty.

  • 27 die because of it

  • This was a baby that was born addicted to crack because of his mother.



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Poverty in New York City the official poverty line.

  • Life for New York City children is getting worse.

  • 25% of New Yorkers are children.

  • 762,00 children live in poverty.

  • 181 Babies are born into poverty everyday.

  • 10,00 children are homeless. This number has doubled since 1988.


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Poverty in the U.S the official poverty line.

  • Among the 21 most affluent nations, the U.S has the highest percentage of poor children.

  • Our rate is twice that of the country next in line.

  • The September 1996 welfare bill cut $60 billion in aid to poor families within a 6 year period. Sadly this has put one million more children into poverty.


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Prospects for their future the official poverty line.

  • Too many young Americans go to bed with empty stomachs.

  • They also wake up with hopeless futures. Such as school problems, unemployment, welfare, gangs, drugs, and crime.

  • Children of poverty are more likely to suffer from young and violent deaths.


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Hopeful Signs the official poverty line.

  • Fortunately there are some Americans who care.

  • Three out of every four voters agree that political leaders are not doing enough to help the people in need.


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There are people out there that are doing something about poverty.

  • In 1995, 49% of American adults were regularly doing volunteer work. All together they did a total of 2o.3 billion hours of work.

  • So it’s time for us to start making a change in the way that these people live.


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