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  • Yes, I have, many times unfortunately. I do volunteer work. Also, there are a number of them always lurking around by the parking lot at my workplace, many of them, rummaging thru the dumpster for the restaurant next door, looking for food to eat
  • yes, i made friends with her when i worked in the city, her name was hazel and i used to buy her lunch 3 days a week
  • Yes. There are some who live around close to where I live.
  • Many times. When I see them begging for money, I go and buy a meal and give it to them.
  • Yes. A couple, living in thier car on a stranger's land in the country.
  • Yes...when i took a trip to Mexico, i seen lots of people with nothing....it was so sad...it made me grateful for the little i do have.
  • yes, here in the US and in mexico
  • Yes many of them, as I travel the roads in a 18 wheeler from time to time.
  • Yes. I've seen them in DC, NY and London, but I suspect all were addicts.
  • I have seen many poverty stricken people.
  • yes, I came from Brazil... also we have couple here and there around my home town here in the US. Sorry if I can help just answer the question but I have to comment about it... I would feel sorry for many, most of because I don't know the sircunstances... but for some I don't feel any thing because I know that some are what they are as choice. Last night I watch that movie "into the wild" and I felt very ungry until the end of the movie where you know the true meaning of "happyness" - Be adviced, that is 2:30 long.
  • Many times. I worked in facility for troubled youths. I had more than a few that only owned one pair of pants and it was from Goodwill. I also had a child with cancer. Go sit in a pediatric oncology ward and talk to the parents. You'll find that most lose their jobs and health insurance when their kid gets sick. This is because the insurance company raises their rates until the employer has to chose between the health insurance for everyone or the employee with the sick child. Most parents with a seriously ill child go bankrupt at some point. I've helped to start a program through our church to put canned soups and such in the children's hospital, because I know a lot of the parents go hungry when their child is hospitalized as they have no money to eat in the cafeteria. The hospital feeds the child, but the parents are out of luck. I have also seen more than a few people with some level of mental illness wandering around town here and where I grew up who have nothing. There is one here who goes to our local doctors office every day, because he knows they'll feed him something. My church takes food to families in need on the holidays. I've helped deliver those boxes. More than a few families open a door into an apartment with no furniture. They are sleeping on the carpet and sitting on the carpet and eating on the floor too. So yes, I've seen a lot of poverty stricken people. Yes, they probably get some assistance from the government, but those programs are often designed so that they keep the family in poverty. You can't go out and get a job with health coverage that will pay enough to replace what you get from the government. So while you are getting started, your kids are suddenly homeless and uninsured. They need to redesign those programs to help people get off them. They need either allow people to stay in section 8 housing for a few months after getting a job so they can save a deposit and first months rent, or offer them deposit and first months rent as a reward for getting a job. They need to allow people to keep their medical card until they get insurance through work. Otherwise, there is no way to get off those programs.
  • Yes. All I need to do is go on the roads and I see people stricken with poverty trying very very hard just to make the ends meet.
  • Yes I have...there are a few near here.
  • yes, i have spent a large part of my adult life working to improve human and labor rights for the poor. i have helped the homeless, traveled in many third world countries and been mobbed by hungry, desperate children & mothers in those countries, walked in a field of babies stricken with hemorrhagic fever, visited maquiladoras prior to dialoguing with the multinationals that were abusing them ~ i have been the loudspeaker for those too tired and weak to speak for themselves.
  • Once in awhile I go to the city and see people asking for spare change. I don't know if they are really poverty stricken or just want extra cash, but I give them some change just in case.
  • when I went on missions to Mexico, as well as when we went on holidays to the Dominican Republic. Also my mom, she is addicted to morphine as well as other things.
  • Yes. I live in one of the poorest counties of my state.
  • Yes, I did volunteer work in Mexico during the summer when I was a teenager, and I worked in social services for several years as an adult. I also traveled to Chiapas, Mexico and visited a coffee farm where there are migrant workers living in "dorms", that are nothing more than cinder-block walls with tin roofs. I found this photo blog, by Marco Antonio Cruz, that has some great pictures of migrant workers in Chiapas: http://www.zonezero.com/exposiciones/fotografos/cruz/1.html
  • Yes, in the US and other countries. Some are because they choose to be and most because they have no choice.
  • Yes I have visited both Africa and India and even in some South American Countries the poverty is incredible to behold. Unless you have actually seen and smelled it you could never really understand.;
  • Yes, I lived in Venezuela and have been on mission trips t Honduras. Also, my dad taught in an inner city school here in the US.
  • Many times in third world countries.
  • Yes I have. I work with people who have disabilities. In the US, a large number of the impoverished people have disabilities.
  • Sure, I've seen homeless people sleeping on park benches and in parking garages. I've also been to Haiti and Mexico and seen people who are very poor by US standards.
  • YEs. I was homeless last year for a while and i met many of them while in the line for the soup kitchen and digging thru boxes of items looking for free clothes, personal care items, etc. I have personally known several VERY low income people that were disabled/elderly, etc who have had to decide whether to buy medicine or pay rent or to pay rent or buy food..My mom used to work at a school with kids who got nothing to eat on the weekend at home and when they came to school on Monday they would eat like crazy cause they were literally starving.
  • Many thousands of them. I've traveled for weeks through Inner Mongolia, China, Guatemala, Mexico and Peru, and most people there are by our standards "poverty stricken"
  • Too many too often and in times of economic wealth where the economy favours the wealthy and forgets the poor!
  • on the city streets every day
  • Yes I have in this country and 2 others.
  • Have you ever been to a big city. I don't think I have ever seen it worse than in downtown Seattle around 2am, they were sleeping everywhere you could imagine. Besides that Tallahassee is pretty full of them as well, not only in the many run down houses but on the street corners as well.
  • Yes, its surprising how much poverty is around a person if they just open their eyes, My hubby & I have taken in several kids over the yrs and given them a place to live, they were living either on the street or in a car etc. we always have had a extra trailer on the property for that reason, all we ask of them is keep it clean and help out around the place and we take care of the rest till their on their feet. its sad how many kids are thrown away....
  • Yeah I have, there was one near the street close to the school I was at.
  • Yes I have both in the US and in England...
  • Im not proud of this part of my Life but I was homeless myself for a year. I had a period of time that I couldnt find a job for 3 years; my girlfriend left me/ I had very little money. I lost my car and my apartment. Back on foot again. I use to eat once a week at a catholic mission. And I had no religion. I can remember spending all of a day looking for food .Im here today so I made it but you dont forget thi thing. One man who helped me start over was a jewish businessman; he gave me a job first and took me home with him so I could wash up. I worked for him for 5 years then I wanted to move to another state with a different job available. The day I left he gave me a $100 bill and a Hug and wished me luck. I am still in touch with him today. He was and is a good friend. I was homeless during 1979--80 if it matters.

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