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Blog Action Day 2008 - Poverty

The advice from Blog Action Day is to keep this post related to the blog's topic.  My blog is about finding an excuse to take an interesting photograph of travel, gardening and more.  I tend to steer away from debating issues and current affairs.  I do enough of that outside this arena.  However, I really wanted to join this wonderful effort and I registered with them early last month.

Whilst we are truly blessed here in Kuwait not to have absolute poverty to speak of, we do have relative poverty - a term I learnt recently.  Monthly salaries for so many people living and working in Kuwait are around 30KD.  That's 1KD a day!  With many employers, these ridiculously low salaries are not even paid on time, nor in full.  

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Reader Comments (7)

"Out of sight, out of mind," that how poverty is dealt with lately. Love the picture too.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter8bitsofcoffee

From those to whom much is given, much is expected. The burden falls on us.

October 15, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterintlxpatr

i heard workers in kuwait get 20 kd monthly, sometimes they cuts from his wage to be like 3 kd. :D so i think there is poverty in kuwait, and the government is the responsible.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterM. Albeloushi

Depends on the job... You're right, I heard about 20KD.
Government or employers? I think the latter.

October 17, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

i should comment on poverty but well im broke myself right now so im not feeling sorry for anyone but me lol.. just kidding..
i would like to say though, that picture is super cool.. i really like it :)


October 18, 2008 | Unregistered Commenter2twentythree3

I'm sure you being broke has something to do with liking the pic :)
Thanks 2twentythree3

October 18, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterBu Yousef

Hi. Good site.

January 9, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterSantana

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