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Poverty, Empowerment, Microfinance, Management, International Relations


Finance | Finance and Financial Management | International Economics | Other Economics


Every year, over eight million people around the world die because they do not have the basic means necessary to sustain their lives. In the most fundamental of terms, poverty is the inherent absence of power within the community that is subject to such conditions. Poverty is far reaching and complex, and takes place at the global, national, local, and individual levels in a variety of forms. Therefore, if poverty is the absence of power, tools for alleviating poverty must be tools of empowerment, they must be methods for promoting independence and social justice, and they must establish a dialogue between those with power and those who seek it.

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