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Jaime Mogollón Michilot

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How we can reduce poverty and inequality in developing countries?

I'm from Peru. A developing country. We are having a good perfomance in our economy, but we have to face a non resolved problem. One to 3 peruvians live on poverty conditions (see the link for wikipedia information bit.ly/17qs4Rw) .
How we can face this problem?


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  • Oct 27 2013: Poverty has always been an issue across the globe, and many other countries like Peru are facing the same inequalities. In the article, León Isaac Quispe, the sociologist working for the poor had said, “We are the rump-end of the country. We have no support from government. Corruption is endemic.” This quote demonstrates how helpless and hopeless people are around the world. To overcome the high poverty levels and inequalities across nations the government needs to step in and take action. In Peru, parts of the country like Lima have educational systems and resources to make for a healthy lifestyle, where the majority of the rest of the country is left with horrible living conditions, unsanitary environments, and no education. The wealth and resources need to be equally distributed in order to reduce the poverty in a country as a whole. To do this, the government has to establish a better health care plan and to open up more schools for education. The poverty rates will continue to increase without an education, because as generations grow not only will the children be uneducated but so will the adults, which leads to a never ending circle of despair. Education will open doors to more job opportunities and money distributed to the poor which will lead to better living conditions and healthier lifestyles. If developing countries had the education and wealth distributed equally, there would not be such a large line separating the poor from wealthy.

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