Attempting To Escape the Poverty Trap

Despite the promises of local authorities and politicians, the reality is the urban poor in slums continue to live in miserable, impoverished conditions. With the decline in the national economy and the increase of household debts, I see no opportunities for marginalized communities to break free from the poverty cycle. Previous governments have attempted to improve the quality of life of slum residents, yet often we see very little positive impact on the issues of housing and land rights. And what of the rural landless poor and indigenous populations?

This seemingly endless continuation of poverty is disheartening to me. While I have met many families who struggle to make ends meet, even they are naturally concerned about the unpredictable state of healthcare, education, livelihood and the future of their children.

So what happens now?

Thailand Zashnain

Thailand poverty

Slums Bangkok

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