In general terms, poverty means not having enough of something.
It’s often measured as a lack of money. The World Bank defines extreme poverty as living on less than $1.90 a day. This is estimated to be the case for 735 million people worldwide.
But in reality, poverty is so much more. It can mean not having enough food to eat, clean water or shelter. Having no power or voice. It leaves you without safety and security, and it can affect you even more, depending on your gender, race or where you were born.
But poverty isn’t inevitable. It can be defeated. We see the living proof of it every day.