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  1. 1. Poverty in Africa By: Richie Foster
  2. 2. What is poverty? <ul><li>Poverty is: </li></ul><ul><li>Not having enough money to take care of basic needs such as food, clothing and education </li></ul><ul><li>A social problem that people depend on their environment they find themselves in </li></ul><ul><li>Going empty with no food, clothing and no hope for the future. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Why is poverty such a widespread problem in Africa and can we fix it? <ul><li>It is a problem in Africa because of: </li></ul><ul><li>War, famine and AIDS </li></ul><ul><li>We can fix this by: </li></ul><ul><li>Having the financial resources like money </li></ul><ul><li>Having the technology and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Realizing what we have to do </li></ul><ul><li>2015 </li></ul>
  4. 4. How are Africans effected by poverty? <ul><li>43% of children in the Sub-Saharan Africa don’t have a save, accessible drinking water. </li></ul><ul><li>Nearly 3 million children under the age of 14 are HIV positive </li></ul><ul><li>57% of African children have an education and one in three of them will not complete school </li></ul><ul><li>For every 100 boys that go to school, only 83 girls will get to go to primary school </li></ul>
  5. 5. Is the Poverty rate rising or falling in Africa? <ul><li>The poverty rate is rising because: </li></ul><ul><li>Food prices have risen in Sub-Saharan Africa </li></ul><ul><li>Fuel prices have risen in the last couple of years </li></ul><ul><li>The cost of living in developing countries have risen </li></ul>
  6. 6. Why did I chose this topic? <ul><li>I chose poverty because: </li></ul><ul><li>I didn’t know a whole lot about what poverty was </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to know why there was so much poverty in Africa </li></ul><ul><li>I wanted to know what poverty is and if it was rising or falling </li></ul><ul><li>I thought that this was an important topic. </li></ul>
  7. 7. What did I already know about poverty? <ul><li>I knew that: </li></ul><ul><li>Africa has a very different lifestyle because of poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty is happening even here in America. </li></ul><ul><li>Children have to get jobs to support their families living in poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Poverty is found most in developing countries. </li></ul>
  8. 8. What information was surprising or interesting to me? <ul><li>Information that was surprising for me was: </li></ul><ul><li>Around 20,000 people die in Africa due to extreme poverty </li></ul><ul><li>Malaria is estimated to cause between 1.1 million-2.7 million deaths world wide every year </li></ul><ul><li>Between 12 and 14 million African children have or been orphaned by parents who have HIV </li></ul>
  9. 9. What questions do I have after my research? <ul><li>Questions I have are: </li></ul><ul><li>How did living in poverty start </li></ul><ul><li>Why does Africa have the most poverty </li></ul><ul><li>What part of Africa is it happening the most </li></ul>
  10. 10. Works cited <ul><li>http://www.fightpoverty.mmbrico.com/facts/africa.html </li></ul><ul><li>http://cozay.com/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.endpoverty2015.org/africanews/extreme-poverty-africa-drops/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://africacan.worldbank.org/poverty-in-africa-and-elsewhere </li></ul><ul><li>http://thepoint.gm/africa/gambia/article/2008/7/17/poverty-in-africa </li></ul>