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poverty

a situation where a person's income is too low to enable him or her to buy the amount of food, clothing and shelter that are deemed necessary to meet his or her basic needs, that is, some ‘subsistence’ standard of living. Countries have different definitions of what minimum income constitutes poverty and often measure poverty levels as a proportion of average income. High proportions of the populations of DEVELOPING COUNTRIES experience poverty. Governments attempt to combat poverty by encouraging faster ECONOMIC GROWTH and by the redistribution of income. See REDISTRIBUTION-OFINCOME PRINCIPLE OF TAXATION, ABILITY-TO-PAY PRINCIPLE OF TAXATION, PROGRESSIVE TAXATION, SOCIAL SECURITY BENEFITS.
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Instead of inviting guests who will eat, drink and then parcel the remaining food home it is better to donate the entire amount to a charitable institution where the underprivileged children will at least have a smile on their faces.
After the Indian Open, I will make the underprivileged children associated with the club [Royal Calcutta Golf Club] play golf.
The Foundation, which is named after its founder and Grand Patron, Mr Truman Magubane, will support underprivileged children particularly in the fields of education, leadership training, cultural activities and sports in uMsunduzi and surrounding areas in KwaZulu-Natal.
New Delhi [India], June 15 ( ANI ): Bollywood's most versatile actor Nawazuddin Siddiqui joined hands with P&G Shiksha to make a difference to lives of underprivileged children.
I had taken eight underprivileged children for lunch at Shiv Sagar restaurant.
A mother of three from Australia, Clarke is undertaking the challenge for a cause close to her heart: underprivileged children, this time in Brazil, where they are being supported by an NGO Task Brasil.
I request all the citizens to download the app and upload data of underprivileged children so that we reach them out".
Through the scheme, called In 2 Sport, they hoped young carers and underprivileged children would be able to enjoy a day out.
Resalet Nour ala Nour, Hearts of Egypt and Miss Egypt World Amina Ashraf are collaborating to sponsor a new fundraising event titled "Children of Tomorrow" scheduled to take place November 1 to raise money for the education of underprivileged children.
He highlighted that the office of the UAE RCA in Islamabad continues to distribute thousands of items of clothing to underprivileged children in Pakistan, especially orphans and people with disabilities.
Rajendrabhai Patel, Honorable Member of Gujarat Legislative Assembly graced this momentous occasion and congratulated all underprivileged children for their passion for art and creativity.
We are, therefore, excited at the prospect of helping underprivileged children becoming Namibia's next swimming sensations," said Thaddius Maswahu, Head of Marketing at Standard Bank.