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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: This is a very complex problem to address, but it must be done for the sake of all the Peruvians living under the poverty line. The first step to try and improve things should be bettering the education system of Peru for every kid. To shrink the huge income gap between the wealthy and the poor, all kids need to receive a quality education so they get an equal shot at making a life for themselves. Currently, the education system in Peru is not quality, not easily available, and kids drop out of school and work as soon as they can, around 5 years old. Also, the kids who stay in school don't even learn in their native language, which makes taking learning and using it in the real world close to impossible. I got this information from the atricle "The Kids Left Behind from the Boom" from the NY Times. Lastly, I would look at spreading the wealth from the few nice cities out into the more rural areas, because that is mainly where the poverty issue lies. Kids shouldn't be doomed to a destiny of failure and poverty just because they don't live in a major city.

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