An Indonesian official has suggested that in order to reduce the country’s national poverty rate, the rich demographic should marry those from low-income households.
The suggestion was made during Coordinating Human Development and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy’s speech at the National Health Work Meeting in Jakarta on Wednesday, according to The Jakarta Post.
The impoverished state of Tamil Nadu in southern India has offered free breast surgeries to thousands of men and women to boost their self-confidence.
Convinced that the move may even eradicate poverty, health officials are targeting poor people as they “also have a right to look beautiful.”
This is a classic lesson of how sales agents should never judge their customers by what they wear.
An elderly man from Thailand named Lung Decha was hopping from one shop to another with one mission in mind: to get a motorcycle.
While most schoolchildren spend their weekends playing with friends or relaxing at home, an 11-year-old Chinese girl spends her break from school at a construction site.
Every weekend, Xiong Jing, a primary school student from Suichuan county, accompanies her parents at their workplace as they are both bricklayers by trade. There, she is usually seen doing her homework, amid the busy surroundings of the site. Xiong, her father, Xiong Jiangu, and mother, Zhang Yulan, live in the southwestern part of China in Jiangxi province.
At 70 years old, one old grandma from China should be settled in her home rather than working under the scorching heat of the sun wearing a mascot costume.
Ying Peizhi, who comes from a town called Dezhou in China, has a lot of responsibilities on her shoulders. In order to pay her family’s medical bills, this 70-year-old grandma wears a Minnie Mouse costume and poses with tourists at a park in Shandong Province.
Asian-Americans have the highest poverty rate out of any ethnic group in New York with 27% living in need of a permanent job, according to the city’s data.
Each day in downtown Flushing in the New York City borough of Queens, thousands of day laborers gather on street corners hoping to find work.
China in 2017 is set to relocate 3.4 million people living in poverty to less disadvantaged places in an effort to eliminate extreme poverty in the country by 2020, President Xi Jinping said.
The plan was announced in 2016, when 2.49 million people from high-poverty communities were moved to areas with better school and hospitals, access to roads, water or power, the National Development and Reform Commission said.
The idea of food for everyone sounds good, but maybe not in Shanghai just yet.
Last week, residents went into a hoarding frenzy when a communal kitchen opened in the city.
In a project titled “Unequal Scene”, Cape Town-based photographer Johnny Miller uses a drone to capture the inequality that exists in South Africa.
“Discrepancies in how people live are sometimes hard to see from the ground. The beauty of being able to fly is to see things from a new perspective – to see things as they really are,” Miller writes on his website.
One stressed wife, reportedly upset with the high standards set by her wealthy husband’s family, resorted to burning all her designer handbags in a dramatic scene after being inspired by an online film.
The woman, whose name is unknown, is a student studying in Guangzhou and comes from a poor family. She married into her husband’s wealthy family after just one year of dating and lived a life of luxury, allegedly enjoying five-star hotels, a mansion to live in, expensive cars and designer handbags.
A popular restaurant in Kochi, India is doing something unprecedented to help feed hungry people in its community who don’t have money to buy food.
The restaurant, Pappadavada, has a refrigerator set up outside it where people can put their excess food in for other people to take freely.
A surprising study revealed that low-income families are unable to afford to save when it comes to buying household supplies like toilet paper.
Families with low incomes pay more for everyday household items such as toilet paper than families with higher incomes. It’s not that low-income families are unaware of how to take advantage of discounts and deals, but their ability to buy in bulk is financially limited. As a result, the shoppers who need to save money the most are forking over more of their paycheck.