What is Poverty?

what is poverty What is poverty?

Poverty is a termite eating away at a child’s heart, mind and self-esteem. And poverty is a liar.

what is poverty

Poverty is overwhelming, frightening and debilitating, but not invincible.

what is poverty

Poverty is a monster. Poverty is a cancer. Poverty is a thief.

what is poverty

Poverty is a prison cell with the key in sight, but just out of reach. Poverty is a lack of opportunity.

what is poverty

Poverty is a plague, chain and a cockroach. It’s also the most ridiculous thing in the world.

what is poverty

Where is poverty?

It isn’t in the future for our children.

what is poverty

All photos by Keely Marie Scott from the Compassion Bloggers trip to Ecuador.

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  1. Lizzie November 15, 2011

    I agree. It is global, let us not forget those close or far away.

  2. Gail November 14, 2011

    I love your last 2 sentences:

    “Where is poverty?

    It isn’t in the future for our children.”


  3. ron November 10, 2011

    I been there about 11 time on mission trip God is moving in Ecuador the may better off than us as the do not know that the are poor as some get 5 $ a day for working the photo are great to thank you may god bless you and your team

  4. Stephanie November 10, 2011

    LOVED these pictures! along with the message

  5. Lindsay November 10, 2011

    Such beautiful children and such chilling words. I hate that children live in poverty around the world, but there are many living in gluttony and abundance. So much can be shared, but isn’t. I am so proud to be a part of Compassion and all of the work that is being done around the world to fight poverty.

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