For individuals, poverty is a nightmare. It is a vicious circle of poor
health, reduced working capacity, low productivity and shortened life expectancy. For families, poverty is a trap. It leads to inadequate schooling, low
skills, insecure income, early parenthood, ill health and an early death. For
societies, poverty is a curse. It hinders growth, fuels instability, and keeps
poor countries from advancing on the path to sustainable development
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