poverty

Boarding schools want more govt support to finance students from poor families

Managers of public boarding schools have called on the Government to set up funding for students from vulnerable families who excel in national exams. The call follows complaints from some head teachers that boarding secondary schools have been plunged into debt because some parents fail to cater...

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 12:27am

Four in ten Americans struggle to pay for basic needs – study

Four in 10 Americans struggled to pay for their basic needs such as food or housing last year, according to a new study from the Urban Institute, a Washington D.C.-based think tank. Despite a growing U.S. economy and a low unemployment rate, 39.4 per cent of Americans between 18 and 64 years old...

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 12:49am

Half a million British population estimated to suffer poorest levels of well-being

Over half a million people in Britain, representing 1 percent of the British population, were estimated to suffer the poorest levels of personal well-being, analysis from the Office for National Statistics (ONS) in Britain revealed Wednesday. The ONS used the three-year dataset covering the period...

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 10:54am

Kwibohora24: Support one another in the fight against poverty, residents told

Residents from Nyarugunga sector in Kicukiro district were urged to support one another in the fight against poverty. The message was delivered by Dr Jeanne Nyirahabimana, the mayor of Kicukiro District on Wednesday during an event to celebrate the 24th anniversary of the Liberation Day. The...

Thursday, July 5, 2018 - 9:23am

Which anti-poverty policies work?

VIJAYAWADA, INDIA – Some policies seem so altruistic that it is almost impossible to imagine any objection to them. For example, lending small amounts of money or writing off debts to help the extreme poor are intended to help the most vulnerable, and both approaches seem entirely sensible....

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 11:17pm