Monthly Archives: February 2014

Why Veteran Poverty in the US?

  Who would believe that after fighting in popular and not so popular wars, that a US veteran would return home impoverished? Indeed, conventional wisdom, wants us to  believe that people join the military service, not necessarily because they want

Why do we give?

I have been wondering  why we give, especially to the poor and/or for charity? Part of the answer came from the Giving USA Foundation which recently provided a new record for charitable giving in the United States. They indicated that

Sustainability and an Unclean Baby

Sustainability and an Unclean Baby The message for poverty reduction strategists and or planners, especially when poverty is entrenched in a community, is very simple. Those who care to minimize community poverty through intervention must strive for sustainability, so the

Poverty Changes.

Sometimes people ask me about my surroundings, why there is so much poverty.  Well below are the national statistics for the United States: As poverty has steadily declined over the decades, we still suffer from an economy that has difficulty

Poverty and the Horrors of Burying a Child

On August 22, 1969, Mr. Oji Ojiaka stood still momentarily and yelled out as loudly as he could. His seven year old son has just died in his arms. Oji (as his people called him) stood under the shed of

Poverty in Nigeria

Rural poverty in Nigeria   The Federal Republic of Nigeria has a population of more than 160 million – the largest in Africa – and a fast-growing economy. Agriculture is the mainstay of the economy, contributing about 40 per cent

Women and Poverty

New report says millions of women at risk of falling into poverty, economic ruin By Daniel Arkin, Staff Writer, NBC News Although in recent decades women have made historic advances in nearly all areas of American public life, a staggering