Simply put Poverty is the inability to purchase your simple basic needs. Simple needs are: Food, rent, water, a place to go the bathroom, to be able to wash, provide for healthcare, keep warm and cool enough, and take care of emergencies.
This is NOT an exhaustive list. If you have an infant a place to go to the bathroom means a diaper. Vitamins and iron the building blocks of life are essentials.
Anyone who stumbles onto this blog, please tell me what you think are basic necessities. The basic needs are also human rights. As is the human right to adequate pay to cover these needs. THINK about it. Living within your means also indicates you are well enough paid to cover the costs.
Why didn’t mankind design the financial scheme that way to begin with? And I purposely used the word mankind to blame, those first responsible. Perhaps women kind can and will fix this.