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Flashcards in Poverty in Africa Deck (3)
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1
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Poverty

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  • when people are extremely poor

- there are wide range of causes and impacts of poverty

2
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Causes of poverty:

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> Geographical location (landlocked) - trading is difficult, extreme climates make farming difficult
Debt - repaying loans means there isn’t enough money for education and healthcare
Conflict - war destroys buildings and schools, costs lots of money and kills many people (workers)
Disease - HIV/AIDS cause sufferers to become too weak to work and provide for families

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Impacts of poverty:

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> poor education and low literacy rates
pressure on healthcare and high rates of disease
lack of government spending on healthcare and education
lack of adequate food - malnourishment