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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: Although there is good performance in the country of Peru, the prosperity is isolated to certain parts of Peru. Much of Peru is facing an issue that is larger than just poverty; there are underlying issues that must be resolved first before the large issue of poverty can be solved. One factor that’s contributing to the widespread of poverty is the unequal opportunities to be properly educated. As shown in the article “The Peru Kids Left Behind by the Boom”, A 12-year old, Henrry Ochochoque received a report card with straight A’s and has hopes and dreams of becoming an astronaut. None of those dreams would have been remotely possible if he didn’t move from the filthy gold-mining town of La Riconada Peru to the highly populated and economically stable city of Juliaca. In this new city schools are better, and people are more concerned with creating and establishing a better life for the younger generations. Goals and morals like that need to be encouraged and executed in cities all over Peru. With younger generations being highly educated they are able to create opportunities and success, which can bring all of Peru out of this devastating poverty problem. However, although Henrry academically is on his way up, his health speaks differently. He is too small for his age, he is 4food 2, as tall as an average 8-year-old. He is also undernourished, anemic and with a brain that is slowed down by toxic chemicals, leaving him drastically unprepared for the 21st century job world. Healthcare must be fixed by the government but according to Leon Quispe, a sociologist worker for the poor, “It’s the only way we can get attention, and we are the rump-end of the country. We have no support from the government. Corruption is endemic. No one helps. No one educates. No one listens to us here without a march.” Without full government support financially, the country as a whole has no chance of resolving their poverty epidemic anytime soon.

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