We don't believe that people choose to be in poverty. Rather, we believe that poverty and inequality can affect anyone, regardless of their age, gender or ethnicity.
We believe that poverty is more than just a lack of wealth. It reaches much wider than this, affecting individuals and whole communities.
We describe poverty as a web that includes relational poverty, emotional poverty and spiritual poverty. People become trapped in this ‘web of poverty’ for many reasons including:
It is only by working TOGETHER that we will improve people's lives and lower poverty.
There are a lot of misconceptions about poverty
We recommend these resources by the Joint Public Issues Team:
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