Poverty: It's a word everyone has heard. Much of the world understands it firsthand.
Maybe you've personally experienced physical poverty at some point, with its life-depleting side effects -- lack of nutritious food, clean water, safe shelter, medical care, or education.
Or maybe poverty is a reality that feels distant to you -- something you've heard of but never experienced for yourself.
If you are in the latter category, you might have more questions than answers on the topic: What causes poverty? Why is it so complex? How does poverty affect families and communities? What can I do about it?