The chronic poverty cycle
Poverty is the major challenge of the developing countries; it has become a normal phenomena, a seemly accepted norm in society.
According to Wikipedia, Poverty is the lack of basic human needs, such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them. This is also referred to as absolute poverty or destitution
Poverty in Uganda
According to Josephine Akihire, Poverty in Uganda is considered to have increased for the majority of the people in present in the current era of structural development program. In terms of absolute numbers, poor people constitute 61% of the population, while 30% constitute the absolute poverty. It is also asserted that women are the poorest in the country, what has been termed “feminization of poverty”
Poverty is a result of many challenges intertwine together i.e. illiteracy, unemployment, corruption, impunity, bad governance, unrealistic educational system that is irrelevant to the current problems the country is facing. The government, civil society organizations, international bodies.. all are trying to address the problem of poverty and hunger. It is fundamental that the causes of poverty have to be well understood least we cause more harm. The chain of poverty has to be outlined clearly, in so doing we will have a holistic approach to poverty eradication.
The chronic poverty cycle.
A poor family
They are unable to afford the basic human needs such as clean water, nutrition, health care, education, clothing and shelter, because of the inability to afford them.
Poor nutrition will lead to malnourish children hence retardation both physically and mentally. These children are unable to work hard as compared to the norm children both in schools and at home. They are susceptible to disease infection due to law immunity. Since they cannot easily get to the health centers for medical intervention either due to lack of transport ,...