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poverty

noun absence, bare subsistence, beggarliness, beggary, dearth, deficiency, deficit, depletion, destitution, difficulty, distress, embarrassed circumstances, exigency, famine, humbleness, impecuniosity, impecuniousness, impoverishment, indigence, insolvency, lack, leanness, loss of fortune, meagerness, mendicancy, mendicity, narrow means, necessitousness, necessity, need, neediness, needy circumstances, paucity, pauperism, pennilessness, penury, poor circumstances, privation, reduced circumstances, scantiness, scantness, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, slender means, sparseness, starvation, straitened circumstances, straits, subsistence level, tenuitas, unprosperousness, want
Associated concepts: proceed in forma pauperus
See also: dearth, deficiency, indigence, paucity, privation
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is conference was a great way to help other young people in Wales explore issues of global poverty and hopefully inspire them to take action within their own communities.
The Global Poverty Project is an international education and advocacy organization working to catalyze the movement to end extreme poverty by 2030.
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The Global Poverty Action Fund's Community Partnership Window allows small, UK-based organisations to put forward innovative ideas in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals to help the poorest people around the world.
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