The feminine face of poverty

Helena Dalli – Times of Malta – Wednesday, 4 April 2012 (originally published 2 April)

Dom Hélder Câmara, who tirelessly worked with the poorest in Brazil and for this was known as the bishop of the slums, is often quoted for when he said: “When I give to the poor, they call me a saint. When I ask why they are poor, they call me a Communist”.

And isn’t this the question we should all be asking and addressing: Why are people poor?

The recent study by Caritas, A Minimum Budget For A Decent Living, has confirmed scientifically what we know from our experience in the kitchens-cum-living rooms-cum-bedrooms of persons living in poverty . . .

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