My Family Is Broke, but Not Broken

Fairy Godmother, where are you? Illustration by Dori Hartley My daughters and I make our way down the Walmart frozen food and cereal aisle. I cast furtive glances around me, hoping not to see anyone we know from the girls' school. I ...This mom might not have much money, but that doesn't mean she isn't rich in family.

Politician suggests sterilization for poor women

Louisiana State Representative John LaBruzzo is concerned about the future. He's worried for the poor of his state who cannot afford the children they apparently keep having and about the quality of future generations made up of the children of the p...

Impoverished Philippina hangs herself

Abject poverty was apparently the reason an eleven-year-old girl hung herself in the Philippines, recently. Leaving behind little more than a letter wishing for a bicycle, shoes, and jobs for her parents and a diary detailing her life as one of the i...

Hospital: No money, no baby

A clinic near Jakarta, Indonesia is refusing to release a baby to his parents until they can pay their bill. It seems that Mr. Sustrino, a poor pedicab driver simply doesn't have the 3.5 million rupiah (about $386US) that he owes the clinic for the b...


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