Anti-Poverty Week 2015

‘’Freedom from poverty means..’’


In honor of Anti-Poverty Week 2015, WFTO-Asia asked their members about what freedom from poverty means to them. What does freedom from poverty means to you?

"Poverty is our burden, freedom and opportunities our motivation!" - BaSE

“Poverty is our burden, freedom and opportunities our motivation!” – BaSE

"Freedom from poverty means I can live my life with respect and I can earn my own living." - Mahaguthi

“Freedom from poverty means I can live my life with respect and I can earn my own living.” – Mahaguthi

"Freedom from poverty means being able to send children to school, put food on the table, and have a roof over our heads." - Sabala Handicrafts

“Freedom from poverty means being able to send children to school, put food on the table, and have a roof over our heads.” – Sabala Handicrafts

"For me, freedom from poverty means, the right to live my own life with dignity." - SETU

“For me, freedom from poverty means, the right to live my own life with dignity.” – SETU

"Freedom from poverty means we can choose to marry later." - Pebble

“Freedom from poverty means we can choose to marry later.” – Pebble

"Freedom from poverty means I have received the payment in a fair price." - Lombok Pottery

“Freedom from poverty means I have received the payment in a fair price.” – Lombok Pottery Centre

“Freedom from poverty means having the economic solvency to be able to afford at least basic family needs, which include meals, clothing, housing, and children education.” - Prokritee

“Freedom from poverty means having the economic solvency to be able to afford at least basic family needs, which include meals, clothing, housing, and children’s education.” – Prokritee

"Freedom from poverty means the ability to choose, to have options,to work towards a goal.  It means dignity, hope for the future and protection from exploitation.  Freedom from poverty brings freedom in it’s fullest sense." - Freeset

“Freedom from poverty means the ability to choose, to have options, to work towards a goal.  It means dignity, hope for the future and protection from exploitation.  Freedom from poverty brings freedom in its fullest sense.” – Freeset

 

"Freedom from poverty means that I can decide and make a decent and sustainable life with my own honest work through Fair Trade." - Shilpa Trust

“Freedom from poverty means that I can decide and make a decent and sustainable life with my own honest work through Fair Trade.” – Shilpa Trust

"Freedom from poverty means weaving is part of our main family income and a great help to support our children and grand children's education." - Thai Tribal Craft

“Freedom from poverty means weaving is part of our main family income and a great help to support our children and grandchildren’s education.” – Thai Tribal Craft

"Freedom from poverty means liberating artisans from the bondage of poverty, deprivation, gender exploitation and all other social evils." - Crafts Resource Centre

“Freedom from poverty means liberating artisans from the bondage of poverty, deprivation, gender exploitation and all other social evils.” – Craft Resource Center

 

 

 

"Freedom from poverty means you are able to eat twice a day, you are able to send your children to school, you have savings to spend in times of emergency, and you are able to give help to others." - CCAP

“Freedom from poverty means you are able to eat twice a day, you are able to send your children to school, you have savings to spend in times of emergency, and you are able to give help to others.” – CCAP

"Freedom from poverty means being part of society once again and regaining lost pride." - New Sadle

“Freedom from poverty means being part of society once again and regaining lost pride.” – New Sadle

"Freedom from poverty means to live my life with a big smile." - KFTO

“Freedom from poverty means to live my life with a big smile.” – KFTO

"Freedom from poverty means fairness, justice, and love of the world." - TWINE

“Freedom from poverty means fairness, justice, and love of the world.” – TWINE

"Freedom from poverty means a transition from deprivation into a sustainable livelihood." - Artisan Well

“Freedom from poverty means a transition from deprivation into a sustainable livelihood.” – Artisan Well

 

 

 

"Freedom from poverty means no loan in the bank and I'm able to pay for my cultural responsibilities." -Mitra Bali

“Freedom from poverty means no loan in the bank and I’m able to pay for my cultural responsibilities.” – Mitra Bali

"Freedom from poverty means being an orphan at the age of 11, then standing on virtual feet and jumping ahead to fight all odds to touch the sky." - CORR - The Jute Works

“Freedom from poverty means being an orphan at the age of 11, then standing on virtual feet and jumping ahead to fight all odds to touch the sky.” – CORR – The Jute Works

 

Image credit: BaSE, Mahaguthi, Prokritee, Hathay Bunano, SETU, CORR The Jute Works, Thai Tribal Crafts, Lombok Pottery Centre, CRC, FreeSet, Sabala Handicrafts, KFTO, TWINE, Mitra Bali, CCAP, Shilpa Trust, NEW SADLE.
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