Here are two things worth understanding about poverty:
Seth Godin

When it takes you down, poverty gets your life into a vicious circle. Poverty forces you to focus on your basic needs — thirst, hunger, clothing, bed. It’s restless. You’ve got no time to think about how you can get out of poverty. You spend all your efforts just to give you chance to survive another day.
You’re left with no energy to dream of greener grass. Your mind is stuck in a the dust. There’s no hope to get out of it.

What you need is someone who can help you see the world from a different angle. Someone who can give you the tools to start walking again. Someone who can bring back hope and dignity into your life.

Here’s a thing you can do to make a difference: Get involved with your local +Acumen chapter.