The question for us is why does poverty exist? To answer this, we need to understand the things related to poverty i.e., lack of direct access to livelihood (which actually reduces poverty), lack of education, lack of health access, etc.
So, having livelihood alone does not help. Someone can get out of poverty only if they have access to better livelihood, education, health services, clean drinking water (as bad water can lead to poverty too), etc. It should not be like we plan and implement one essential service and then another; it ends in a situation where access to the first service actually doesn’t make sense by the time the other gets executed.(more…)