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If you dont know what poverty is it is: the lack of enough income and resources to live adeqately by community standard. 


If you walked into any village in Africa you can see little kids playing in the dust, while the grandparents are sitting in the shade looking over the kids. But one thing some people don't know is that there are kids dying from HIV/AIDS. There are many kids that don't have parents, food and some don't even have a home/shelter to go home to. Twenty percent of Africa's children die before the age of five; most of them die because of the diseases such as; lack of clean water and malnutrition, diseases such as AIDS, malaria, pneumonia and typhoid fever are killing record numbers as well.


There are so many kids that are getting up before dawn to go hide from the guards in Uganda. At night they stay in the hospital hallways, or on the streets. Some kids in Uganda fear that they might be killed by rebels, some fear really badly at night.


About 200,000 child slaves are sold every year in Africa. There are an estimated 8,000 girl-slaves in West Africa alone. In the months ahead, as many as 14 million people will be at risk of starvation and malnutrition.


I think that this is really bad because just think about all of the kids/children that are going to die of poverty. The image is below is what gave me the idea to write about poverty.Like in Africa these children are at the edge of death because most of them don't have enough money to afford food. Also you can see there is a kid that has distended stomach form not having anything in their stomach so it is gas that fills it. I don't know what i would do if i lived in Africa after living in a beautiful Vally between the hills with enough money to go places and have food.








The poor should not be ashamed of their poverty, nor disdain the charity of the rich; for they should have especially in view the Redeemer, who, though He might have been born in riches, made Himself poor in order that He might ennoble poverty and enrich it with incomparable merits for Heaven."
(Pope John Paul II).




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