FAMILY SIZE AND POVERTY

The world’s poorest countries tend to have the largest family sizes and fertility rates. When people have no economic security and cannot rely on their government and a socal safety net, they Noften have children to ensure they will be looked after when they are older. Where child mortality is high, there is an even greater impetus to have more children. Those circumstances can lead in turn to a culture which values high family size.

This understandable human impulse can contribute to a vicious cycle. Poor families with large numbers of dependent children may perceive the need to take children out of education early, or marry off their daughers young. They will also often live in deprived communities where access to modern family planning is limited. All these factors combine to keep family sizes high, perpetuating the cycle. – THIS IS WHAT THE REAL WORLD IS?  (POPULATIONMATTERS)

IF THIS IS THE ISSUE – WHAT CAN YOU AND ME DO ABOUT IT; SO THAT THIS WILL WORLD WILL BE A BETTER PLACE!!!?

Education is what they need – Birth control is the beginning of everything and this can be done by good education and proper family planning.

“My statement that ‘development is the best contraceptive’ became widely known and oft quoted. 20 years later I am inclined to reverse this, and my position now is that ‘contraception is the best development’.”

– Karan Singh, Indian politician

What applies to families, applies also to nations. In poorer countries, providing jobs, infrastructure, health services and education to a constantly growing population can be an impossible task. In the worst cases, even food can be impossible to supply. In countries with very high population growth, huge numbers of dependent children in comparison to economically productive adults create a further burden. In sub-Saharan Africa, the median age of the entire population is just 19 years old. In Niger, the country with the world’s highest fertility rate, the median age is just 15.3 years. (populationmatters).

WHAT ABOUT PHILIPPINES?

Philippines is no different from other undeveloped countries – many still need help and proper financial and family planning education is needed. FINWAZE will play a role in continue giving education to barangay and other rural areas.

Solution (Populationmatters)

The recipe for ending population growth is positive and simple:

  • Lift people out of poverty
  • Provide universal access to modern family planning
  • Empower women
  • Education
  • Encourage and incentivise smaller families
  • Organise small events for awareness

Why there is an urgent need for doing such education –

LOCAL ENVIRONMENTAL DESTRUCTION

While people living in poverty make a minuscule impact on global environmental problems such as climate change, they can have a devastating impact on their local environment. Soils may be eroded in an attempt to increase crop yields, fish stocks decimated to provide food and local forests razed for timber and firewood. These actions, along with increasing conflict between humans and wildlife and hunting of animals for food can have a huge impact on biodiversity.

Environmental damage can have wider impacts. For instance, in places where there is no water supply and no refuse collection, people are obliged to use and discard plastic packaging or bottles, sometimes in waterways, contributing to plastic pollution in the oceans. The perception that poverty equates to a low environmental footprint does not hold true in many circumstances. (Populationmatters).

I am staying in Surigao – Togbongon – they don’t have proper  refuse collection and caring of basic health condition for the people and this creates even to new level of disaster – which is environmental damages – mosquitoes, dengue fever, foot and mouth diseases and the list continues!! Why there are election and people elected like Councillors, Captains and etc – what are their roles and what function and responsibilities do they play and what are the timeline given by the mayors to them so that the commoners can have a better living environment and proper education.

Mayor ISKO in Manila is a good example of doing something and that all the citizen of Manila will be cared for and proper education –

Mayor Isko: Manila is full of sh*t –

MANILA—”Talagang Manila is full of sh*t—literal, not metaphorically.” Manila Mayor Isko Moreno had this to say in his first few weeks into office. “Instead na i-sugarcoat mo or itago mo, mas lalong hindi nareresolba,” he said in a speech during the induction of officers of Rotary Club of Bagumbayan-Manila. Mayor Isko Moreno on intensive cleanup drive: Talagang Manila is full of shit – literal, not metaphorically. I-sugar coat mo or itago mo, mas lalong hindi nareresolba.” — Ina Reformina (@InaReformina) July 19, 2019 The new mayor urged his fellow Rotarians to help him in cleaning up the capital’s image. “Let’s use your resources towards a direction where we are going to make Manila vibrant again,” he said. Last week, Moreno stepped on human feces while inspecting the Andres Bonifacio monument beside the Manila City Hall. Cleanup operations in the city intensified after the incident. The Department of Public Services, firefighters, and citizens helped to scrub and wash away the grime of Lawton area after supposedly being used as a toilet by informal settlers, according to the mayor. Authorities also removed some 58 stalls in Kartilya ng Katipunan Park, where a monument of Emilio Jacinto could be found, for obstructing the path of pedestrians. Authorities said they plan to clean the shrine twice a week to remove the smell of human feces.  NEWS ALERT: Flushing operations are now being conducted at the Andres Bonifacio Shrine. This after Manila City Mayor Francisco “Isko Moreno” Domagoso discovered piles of human feces around the monument.#AlertoManileno pic.twitter.com/PgolkRQZXk — Manila Public Information Office (@ManilaPIO) July 10, 2019 “Overlooking pa ito sa office ni mayor. Sobrang eyesore. Ang utos sa atin ay linisin nang maayos ang kapaligiran dito, lalo dito amoy dumi ng tao,” Chairman Lenin Bacud of Barangay 435 Sampaloc said.  A new station commander of Lawton Police Community Precinct has also been assigned, after Moreno ordered the relief of Police Lt. Rowel Robles due to his mismanagement of the area. —With reports from Ina Reformina, ABS-CBN News

EDUCATION IS THE KEY AND THIS MUST BE A PRIORITY SET BY THE GOVERNMENT…IS JUST OUR VIEWS AND WE HOPE THAT THIS MATTER WILL BE TAKEN SERIOUSLY BY ALL ELECTED MEMBERS OF PHILIPPINES TO VOW AND DO THEIR WORK BY TAKING THE FIRST STEP LIKE WHAT MAYOR ISKO HAVE DONE!!

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