Cycle of despair for the poor

The cycle trapping the poor in many less-developed nations

Cycle of despair

This cycle of despair often traps the poor in less-developed nations. This cycle (Malnutrition -> lower resistance to disease -> often sick -> little energy to work -> less food produced -> not enough to eat -> malnutrition) is not an excuse. For those in poverty, this cycle is simply the way life is.

Top Ten poorest countries

By one measuring stick, here's the Top Ten poorest countries in the world.

  • Sierra Leone
  • Ethiopia
  • Somalia
  • Cambodia
  • Congo
  • Rwanda
  • Comoros
  • Burundi
  • Eritrea
  • Yemen

Using slightly different criteria, here's another Top Ten poor countries list:

  • Mozambique
  • Tanzania
  • Ethiopia
  • Sierra Leone
  • Viet Nam
  • Burundi
  • Uganda
  • Nepal
  • Malawi
  • Chad
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