Posts Tagged ‘Poverty’

Solomon Islands poverty map launched Comments 0

Monday, July 2nd, 2018
Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands has launched its first poverty map. It has found nearly 13% of the population is poor. Most of the poor live rurally. It’s the first time officials have been able to measure poverty in the Islands at a village level. As a result, the survey found that the poor number 78,500. That compares Read more

Checkout operator pays for customer’s groceries Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Manuella Andersen was waiting in line at the Huntly Countdown when she noticed the woman in front of her was tentatively putting items through the checkout. “She was picking her groceries out of her trolley one by one at the same time as having them scanned to see what the total was and if she could afford Read more

Salvation Army: highest level of need since the recession in 2011. Comments 0

Monday, April 23rd, 2018

Poverty in the land of milk and honey is reaching critical levels as 336 new desperate families ask the Salvation Army for help each week. That is the highest level of need the Salvation Army has recorded since the recession in 2011. Continue reading Related Posts:Working with the Salvation Army brings great joyMore Kiwis falling Read more

Experience a little of what it feels like to be poor…good idea? Not Comments 0

Monday, March 26th, 2018

A refugee-themed mufti day for students to “experience a little of what it feels like to be poor” has disappointed some, who called the idea “insensitive” and in “bad taste”. Christchurch’s Middleton Grange School, in Upper Riccarton, asked children to wear “old ragged clothes” to a mufti day on Thursday to raise money for World Vision. Read more

The Catholic Church’s first World Day of the Poor Comments 0

Monday, December 4th, 2017

When was the last time you shared a meal with a poor person? For Pope Francis, it was just a couple of weeks ago. On Nov. 19, the Holy Father celebrating the first World Day of the Poor broke bread with not only one poor person, but with some 1,200 poor brothers and sisters (see Read more

50,000-plus Haitians forced to leave US Comments 0

Thursday, November 23rd, 2017

The Temporary Protection Status (TPS) the United States granted Haitian people after an earthquake devastated the island nation in 2010 has been removed. About 200,000 people died in the 7.0 magnitude quake which displaced over a million others. Removing the TPS will affect between 50,000 and 60,000 people who sought refuge in the United States Read more

After a poverty of debate, political parties commit to dealing with child poverty Comments 2

Thursday, September 7th, 2017

Both Labour and National are now politically committed to major reductions in child poverty rates. Moreover, their ambitions are bold and explicit. National is promising to reduce child poverty by two-thirds – at least on one specific income-based measure – by the end of the next parliament. Labour has committed to ending child poverty and Read more

Latter-day Saints donate food to Catholic charity in Tahiti Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
latter-day saints

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS) has given a donation of food to the Catholic Church in Tahiti. The food will be distributed to individuals and families who are going through difficult times. Elder Gary E. Stevenson of the Quorum of the Twelve Apostles of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Read more

Cans for Christmas on a roll Comments 0

Thursday, August 31st, 2017
cans for christmas

Cans for Christmas is a project that collects canned food through Catholic Schools and donates them to the St Vincent de Paul Society. Christ the King Primary School Owairaka assistant principal and Year 5 and 6 teacher Billy Hadnett came up with the idea for the initiative, which began in 2015. Hadnett established Cans for Read more

Christians are more than twice as likely to blame a person’s poverty on lack of effort Comments 0

Monday, August 7th, 2017

Which is generally more often to blame if a person is poor: lack of effort on their own part or difficult circumstances beyond their control? The Washington Post and the Kaiser Family Foundation asked 1,686 American adults to answer that question — and found that religion is a significant predictor of how Americans perceive poverty. Read more