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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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A simple act on your part can improve the lives of underprivileged children and make a big difference to their future.
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Jobson James's business development director Tim Venner said: "We are very pleased to have raised money which will benefit the local community and underprivileged children in the Ladywood area, through our Jobson James Community Fund, administered by BBCCF.
The money raised will go directly to supporting underprivileged children and ensuring that as many as possible are given access to education, healthcare and food.
Even small contributions go a long way to change the lives of underprivileged children and orphans to the better, and we would like to play an active role in this.
Jeremy Child, chairman of the Round Table, said: "The money we raise from our fundraising work goes to support Wharfeside House and take a group of underprivileged children on a weekend away which they wouldn't usually get the chance to go on.
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