Tag Archives: poverty

My life in a hotel room: Ireland’s hidden homeless crisis

Laura, do you know where the bag with the antibiotics is? Oh, here. That’s one antibiotic. Don’t know where the room key is. Nuala and her daughter Laura are homeless. For the last two weeks, this hotel room has been their home. I can never find this. There is no normality. It’s the not knowing,… Read More »

The Venice Beach People Don’t See: Homelessness in the Rain!

Venice Beach Homeless Man Has Lived in Tent for Five Years

Landesa: Home for the holidays

2.47 billion people live on less than $2 a day; many have no place to call home. But by securing land rights Landesa and FrontlineSMS can help make a difference to the world’s poorest families. Families like Ratna’s. In 2010 Ratna’s family received a plot of land with help from Landesa. It gave the family… Read More »

South Africa’s Langa Township Deals with “Poverty Tourists” – The Jim Jefferies Show

Cape Town has lots of luxury. But in between your boat rides, your frou-frou cocktails, and your mountaintop yoga, some visitors squeeze in an authentic experience. And that’s where Comedy Central sent me. Welcome to Langa Township. Alright. Alright so kitchen, bedroom – Ugh, sorry. Crikey. So why am I taking a guided tour through… Read More »

Travel Professor – Slum Tourism

From the favelas in Brazil to the slums in India slum tourism has taken off. People are interested in looking at other people’s lives. Part of that is looking at people’s lives who are less fortunate than themselves. This is the case here. Is it, is there an aestheticization, a beautification of poverty or is… Read More »

Productivity and Growth: Crash Course Economics #6

Adriene: Hi, I’m Adriene Hill. Mr. Clifford: And I’m Jacob Clifford. And welcome to Crash Course Economics. Adriene: So far we talked about GDP and how the overall economy, but we haven’t really talked about why some countries have a high GDP and others have low GDP. So, why are some countries rich, and others… Read More »