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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: Despite the fact that the country of Peru is said to be in a booming economic state, there are only select parts of the country that are feeling these effects. In some parts of Peru, such as the poor outback areas outside of the major cities can have around a 54% rural poverty rate, while others who live in the big cities are experiencing the rush of the 9.8% increase in the economy. This wide spread gap is causing major issues for the citizens of countries such as Peru. The two main causes of this immense societal gap are access to decent healthcare and educational opportunities. Citizens who live in the rural areas of countries such as Peru do not have access to basic medical healthcare, resulting in many diseases being spread and causing devastation to the country. According to an article by Marie Arana, about 1/3 of the rural children who live in Peru suffer from chronic malnutrition. Lack of education is also a major contributor to the growing societal gap. When children start working in the mines of Peru around age 5, they lose valuable education that could help them succeed in the 21st century. Instead, they are stuck to a life of hard manual labor and no skills to help them to find a better life. If we can help persuade the Peruvian government and others like it, to provide the lower class of society with ample medical care and fair educational opportunities to all children in Peru, we may be able to help close this threatening societal gap.

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