Poverty is the lack of enough income and resources to live adequately by community standards. Many poverty-stricken people cannot afford the food, shelter, clothing, and medical care that they need. Poverty can cause suffering, malnutrition, poor health, and loss of life. It can also lead to feelings of frustration, hopelessness, and low self-esteem. Governments and private organizations have worked to reduce or eliminate poverty, but it remains a widespread problem. More than 1 billion people throughout the world live in poverty.
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