This was a project done as my Bachelor's thesis based on how one simple act can help erase poverty from the country.
Poverty is ONE name given to a variety of problems. It is not being able to afford food for yourself and family. It’s not having a house to live. It’s not being able to see a doctor in times of sickness. It’s being an unfortunate parent who is losing a child to a grave illness brought about by unhygienic living conditions. It’s not being able to go to school. It’s not being employed; poverty is the fear of not having a future. It is living one day and not knowing about the next. It’s powerlessness, the lack of freedom and the lack of being heard.
Poverty in Pakistan is at its peak due to unemployment; the economic and financial crisis our country is facing, unequal income distribution and the increase in utility charges. The Breadwinners of a family now have to carry double the burden compared to what they used to 5 years back; with increasing numbers of dependent family members and the price hike.
Poverty is the root cause of other problems linked to it, unemployment, rising inflation, illiteracy, increasing crime and suicide rates, increasing death rates and other several problems. The dissertation has been divided into three parts from highlight the problems to reasons and solutions as to how they can be dissolved. It contains data which can be considered as reasons behind the slow progress of our country for example, the reasons behind economic instability and low GDP growth rates, depreciation of our currency, the rise in slums population. A major portion of the report has been dedicated to detailed overview of how all these problems started not just globally but internationally.
An environment of suspicion has always been around the NGOs and it is particularly because a lot of them failed to meet the legal obligations A complete failure of many of the NGOs in Pakistan was seen. “Mango People” a term used to refer common man, an “AAM ADMI”, is a hypothetical voluntary project . It is a project dedicated to bring change in the lives of the lower classes and in the thinking pattern of the people of Pakistan. Mango People is an act of social responsibility; to be an active part of the society; to create awareness about the people of lower class. Mango People wishes to create a healthy environment for people where each member of the society plays a productive part.The idea is to help build a network that not only supports but gives an opportunity to the people of lower to grow, to learn, to empower themselves with tools that needed earn and to sustain a sufficient living.