By Kermarie Principe
It’s well known that poverty has always been an issue all around the world. In some countries it’s worse than others, sometimes because one is richer than the others or there is scarcity of material possessions or money. Poverty not necessarily means economically poor, but this includes socially and political elements. In many countries poverty can be seen as not having resources. On a national level “more than 1 in 8 Americans are considered *officially poor*” according to University of Michigan, Poverty Solutions. This means that there’s 327.2 million people in the United States who are living in poverty and the poverty percentage has increased throughout the years.
Monrovia is the capital of Liberia and the poorest city in Africa. Monrovia is a low-income country which means that it relies on foreign assistance. There are many countries like this one, where in many of them the biggest percentage is made of children. We as human beings should try and help people that are in these conditions. We could make more charities that help the poor or for the specific problem. People could donate old clothes that they might not use anymore. Do a food drive or take canned food to homeless shelters. No matter where poverty exists, we should be doing more to help.