Deborah Sheets Posted over 1 year ago Why do we NOT invest effectively in the poor and marginalized so they can participate in the global economy? I think you are right. Education is a big key to ending poverty. Education in Money is what is needed. It needs to begin as early as first grade. Watch children in the stores and how they want to shop and understand the value of money. Educate the young about investing and saving so that by the time children leave high schooll they have an excellent grasp on how to manage their financial lives. Where do the next generation of the poor learn how to get out of the poverty cycle? More often than not the children of parents on the low economic scale live around and socialize with other people on the low economic scale. There is no where to learn how to make the money they earn work for them.