Written by Radhia Malla | Posted on  25 March.

“Sometime we think that poverty is only being hungry, naked and homeless. The poverty of being unwanted, unloved and uncared for, is the greatest poverty. We must start in our own homes to remedy this kind of poverty”. By Mother Teresa.

Of course, poverty is not just about physical deprivation, it is also about lack of opportunity and loss of hope. When I read this I always think where does poverty come from? What’s the source? How poverty was created? And why growth is the only answer?

It’s a surprising story in the 16 century poverty was established, and the analysis of poverty was increasing since then, between 1990 – 2010 global Gross Domestic Product (GDP) was increased by 217% and poverty increased too in the world. From then 191 country of UN Nation member state set 8 goals called Millennium Development Goals (MDG’s), signed in 2000 and the target was to reach in 2015, but the target was met and they decided to give more time to reach the target in 2030.

In order to develop the countries, it’s better to use the resources from the variety of sources, at least to ensure the cooperation within the developed country. However 830 million people are still classified as living under $ 2.00 a day but the objectives of the global goals that would see may increase from 34 million in 2012 to 79 million in 2030. So the poverty challenge is the global challenge, every person has a role in to combating poverty.