Tough Questions: “Why Do Families in Poverty Have Phones or TVs?”

Woman wearing a white shirt and a floral print head covering. She is sitting outside and is talking on the phone.

According to the World Bank, the world’s poorest families are more likely to have access to a mobile phone than a toilet or electricity. As technology advancements reach the most remote corners of the globe, devices like cellphones and televisions are becoming important tools for daily life. They’re also becoming a lot more affordable.

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Tough Questions: “Are People Who Live in Poverty Lazy?”

A man carries a bucket and a boat motor as he walks with a boy in from the water.

Hear how parents of five children in Compassion’s program responded to this tough question people ask about poverty. For them, the hurtful myth that they are poor because they are lazy couldn’t be further from the truth.

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