Archive for May 2017
By Robin Crowell, MPAS, PA-C
Poverty… a name that immediately brings Africa to your mind. But why? What exactly does this word “poverty” mean?
“A deficiency of necessary or desirable ingredients, qualities, etc.”
Why do we always assume that refers to money? Yes, a component of a poverty-stricken land is lack of monetary means. By these standards, anyone would consider Zambia poor. From the outside looking in, you can see the statistics. Over 64% of the population lives below the “poverty line.” (Living on less than $1.90 per day, or just under 20 kwacha). For the new foreigner coming to Zambia, you can see “poverty” everywhere you walk, particularly in the rural areas. Considering the worldly view, Zambia is poor…Read More