Poverty is a lack of resources – generally, it is considered a lack of financial resources.  Living in poverty means that people will likely face many tough challenges. These may include:

    • Not having enough money to buy what is needed
    • Having to go without health care
    • Being at risk for hunger
    • Living in unsafe environments
    • Working in low-wage, high-stress jobs
    • Dealing with inadequate or long-distance transportation
    • Limited access to quality education and/or higher education

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