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The poor are invisible

Working with women living in extreme poverty around the world, I learned right away that they and their families are invisible even to their own neighbors. And they know it. It’s not surprising. How often does each of us turn away from people asking for help on the streets of Washington, D.C., where I live, let alone those living in extreme poverty in developing countries around the globe? This is just one of the many cruel aspects of ultra-poverty; those afflicted by it are often rendered invisible — to neighbors, distant policymakers, and nearly everyone in between.

“This is unacceptable from a moral, rights-based standpoint.”

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