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Being sick and poor

Being sick and poor shouldn’t mean that you don’t have access to medical services and the support that you need. People living in poverty don’t need prayers. Prayers doesn’t do anything to change their situation. They need family planning, access to birth control, and medical assistance. They need education and programs that bring self sustainability and integration to development. We do something tangible for those in need.

“When wealth is passed off as merit, bad luck is seen as bad character. This is how ideologues justify punishing the sick and the poor. But poverty is neither a crime nor a character flaw. Stigmatize those who let people die, not those who struggle to live.”

Sarah Kendzior
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