Fighting Poverty

Fighting Poverty

by Nicola Barber


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"Poverty is an outrage against humanity. It robs peoples dignity, freedom, and hope, of power over their own lives." (Statement by the Christian Aid charity.) All around the world - in both wealthy and less economically developed countries - there are charities trying to improve the lives of those in poverty. This book looks at the efforts of charity workers and volunteers, with exciting stories and case studies, and gives advice on how readers can get involved.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781432963927
Publisher: Capstone Press
Publication date: 07/01/2012
Series: Charities in Action
Pages: 64
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.20(d)
Lexile: 1130L (what's this?)
Age Range: 11 - 15 Years

About the Author

As well as writing about lost cities, Nicola Barber has written books on the modern-day cities of Tokyo and Los Angeles. She has also written about many periods of history, from the Vikings to the Victorians. Nicola lives in North Wales.

Table of Contents

A Way Out of Poverty 4

The Fight Against Poverty 12

Poverty at Home 22

Enough to Eat? 30

Inequality 40

Trade and Debt Campaigns 48

Join the Fight Against Poverty 54

Definitions and Statistics 58

Glossary 60

Find Out More 62

Index 64

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