Reaching the Badjao Tribe
Sponsor David to serve the Badjao tribe this July and provide a child's backpack for $50! (Funds include school supplies and expenses associated with the trip)
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So I'm excited to say I will be going to witness to the Badjao tribe in the mountains of the Philippines! The Joshua Project says:
An area of great need for the Badjao is education. Currently less than 10% of the school age children attend school despite the fact that the public schools are free to attend.
And we are going to help!
How will we help? We'll fill 100 backpacks with school supplies!
"Education amongst the poor is their single-greatest "ladder" out of the depths of poverty.
The Cycle of Poverty:
(Wikipedia), the cycle of poverty is the "set of factors or events by which poverty, once started, is likely to continue unless there is outside intervention". The cycle of poverty has been defined as a phenomenon where poor families become impoverished for at least three generations, i.e. for enough time that the family includes no surviving ancestors who possess and can transmit the intellectual, social, and cultural capital necessary to stay out of or change their impoverished condition.
Such families have either limited or no resources. There are many disadvantages that collectively work in a circular process making it virtually impossible for individuals to break the cycle. This occurs when poor people do not have the resources necessary to get out of poverty, such as:
1) Financial Capital
The poverty cycle can be called the "development trap" or "poverty trap" when it is applied to countries (or people groups such as the Badjao Tribe).
We will provide the backpacks and I'll provide the school supplies and health supplies.