This video clip from, "Living on One Dollar," explains some ways we can misunderstand poverty when we don't hear people's stories.
The documentary "Living on One Dollar" follows four college students on their summer adventure to try living on one dollar a day in Guatemala. Because those living in extreme poverty often never know when they'll get paid, they drew a number from a hat each day that would be their income for that day. While they were trying to replicate the experience for themselves, they also interviewed Guatemalans in the village where they were staying.
In this clip from "Living on One Dollar," Zach Ingrasci shares about his experience in realizing that poverty is complex and affects more than just survival through those interviews.
This reflection can be used with "Living on One Dollar" to consider the too often negative ways we view people in poverty.
This action relates to "The Complexity of Poverty" and shares ways to get involved in learning what poverty means in our communities and beyond.
Poverty is a complex issue. It can be easy to get overwhelmed by how much needs to be done, but the first step to making a difference is making sure we are informed. Here are a few things we can do to make sure we are actively learning about poverty: