Natalie Miodowski

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What does extreme poverty really feel like?

Fátima’s son, José, was severely malnourished. At two years of age, he was so small that Fátima wasn’t able to buy him shoes. For months Dr. Felipe, …

Buenos Aires

What It's Like For People Living In Extreme Poverty

A redditor posed the question, "What do insanely poor people buy that other people know nothing about?" The answers they received were informative, inspiring, and heartrending.<p><b>See the complete post and many more touching and informative comments here.</b>

Personal Finance

Life is too expensive for families living in extreme poverty in Madagascar

ANTANANARIVO, Madagascar, 3 March 2015 – All roads leading to the small Malagasy village of Lohanosy have been washed away. Even the main road from …


10 reasons why girls and women are essential to ending extreme poverty

ONE’s new report, Poverty is Sexist: Why Girls and Women Must be at the Heart of the Fight to End Extreme Poverty, addresses the fact that girls and …

Income Inequality

Which is the poorest city in the world?

Ranking hardship is not a simple, or happy, task – but as the world urbanises, city poverty becomes ever more important. Here are the places that struggle most<p>For most of history, and despite the stereotype of urban squalour, it has been the countryside where poverty has particularly thrived. But …


“Worst nightmares that we are becoming”: Why America’s treatment of homeless people is a disgrace

Why the killing of a homeless man in LA—and a terrible Instagram post from a Vogue editor—are hardly aberrations<p>If the stories that went viral last summer about "anti-homeless" sidewalk spikes did not convince you that Western society has a serious problem when it comes to the dehumanization of …


The War on Poverty: Was It Lost?

Legacies of the War on Poverty<p>edited by Martha J. Bailey and Sheldon Danziger<p>Russell Sage, 309 pp., $39.95 (paper)<p>This administration today, here and …

Income Inequality

Poverty Rate: 1.1 Million School Children Living Without a Fixed Address

About two million more children live in poverty today than at the beginning of the recession in 2007, according to a new study by the bipartisan …

Micro and Small Enterprises, Supported by SABMiller, Work to Alleviate Global Poverty

Poverty is Sexist

Nowhere on earth do women have as many opportunities as men. Nowhere. But for girls and women in the poorest countries, that inequality is …

Media centre

As organisations whose core aim is to help the most vulnerable people in the world, we must always confront abusive behaviour and the misuse of …

A Universal Basic Income Is The Bipartisan Solution To Poverty We’ve Been Waiting For

What if the government simply paid everyone enough so that no one was poor? It’s an insane idea that’s gaining an unlikely alliance of supporters.<p>There’s a simple way to end poverty: the government just gives everyone enough money, so nobody is poor. No ifs, buts, conditions, or tests. Everyone …

Retaking the Moral High Ground in the Fight Against Poverty

<i>This article originally appeared at</i><p>If a nation has the ways and means to solve a social problem that is devastating millions of its …

Ronald Reagan

Congress Fails to Act on Poverty

Both parties talk about helping the poor, but as a new report illustrates, little has actually been done.<p>Tackling income inequality and poverty, or at least talking about it, has become a priority for leaders in both parties, as politicians respond to the increasingly populist bent of the American …

Rand Paul

Fleeing poverty and violence in Honduras

San Pedro Sula