Sunday, 11 July 2010
Breaking the Cycle of poverty
I have spent a wonderful Sunday with my friends. Around our frugal dinner, we started talking about poverty and how we can break the cycle of poverty.
Amwa was the first one to talk. She complained about the problem of education. According to her, it is the problem number one!
It is true that only 14 percent of Niger's people are functionally literate. Amwa is persuaded that without good schooling, it will be extremely difficult for her country to break the cycle of poverty.
Anya thinks that poverty is definitely linked to the lack of water. It is true that only 46 percent of Nigériens have access to clean potable water. And just 12 percent of the people have adequate sanitation.
Sanedje thinks that we need to purge the government of corruption. While the mining of uranium and other minerals has brought some economic development to the country, she thinks that the government is not doing enough.