TED Conversations

Jaime Mogollón Michilot

Economic Student,

This conversation is closed.

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?


Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.

  • Oct 27 2013: Poverty continues to prove itself to be the source of the majority of the pain and suffering in the world. The unfortunate thing is that poverty stems off of many greater issues. In order to deal with an issue, you must deal with it from the root. In order to minimize the issue of poverty, taking a closer look at children born into poverty and how they deal with surviving on a daily basis could lead to a more clear solution to the issue. In Peru, more than 70% of the kids in the Puno region have anemia before they turn 3 years old. Unfortunately, this statistic puts these children behind a healthy child when they have very little control over this issue. Something that could be changed, that some kids have control of to a certain extent is education. By providing education to children would allow them to create a basis of knowledge that could positively influence the way they live their life and take care of themselves. Overall, the lack of resources that many countries do not have creates an atmosphere within the country that does not give opportunities to those who deserve them.

Showing single comment thread. View the full conversation.