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Poor But Not Working Poorly

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Published on Nov 14, 2007

Poverty doesn't exist because the poor are lazy. Especially in a developing (third world) country like Bangladesh, the poor are some of the hardest working people on the planet. But hard work doesn't necessarily mean you can break the cycle of poverty - what's why we need to help.

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet this really inspiring 15 year old. He supports his mother on about $2 a day by running a recycling business in Dhaka, Bangladesh. He trades used bottles for vegetables and then sells the bottles at a profit.

As inspiring as this is - $2 a day isn't enough to break the cycle of poverty. It's barely enough to avoid falling back into extreme poverty. And, even though I am here in Bangladesh, I am still unsure what I can do to make a lasting difference in the lives of the poorest of the poor. Advice and inspiration from the YouTube community is definitely welcome.

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This video uses the song "How Far" by Jamison Young from the album "Shifting Sands of a Blue Car". This song is licensed under the Creative Commons under an in perpetuity "attribution-only" license. You can download it here:

http://www.jamendo.com/en/album/18714

More information on "The Uncultured Project" check out,

My blog: http://uncultured.com
My flickr page: http://flickr.com/photos/uncultured/

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