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1 Leilani Alvarez Professor Ashley Rose English 115 November 1, 2017 Poverty Inc . Poverty isn't having enough money to meet basic needs like paying for rent, living in true poverty means not having access to food or water. The documentary Poverty Inc . depicts the ongoing poverty in the world and how the current measures of fighting poverty are failing and instead of helping are actually worsening the situation and prolonging poverty. Even Though, global/foreign aid originated to help devastated countries, the United States invested in providing aid to developing countries only to make developing countries codependent and unable to provide for themselves without the help of aid. The U.S is partly at fault because instead of giving Africa global/foreign aid, the U.S should open up global trade for Africa and help stabilize the economy by providing jobs so Africa can reach that level of prosperity. The documentary Poverty Inc. advocates the actual harm of providing global/foreign aid to Africa. Like me, most people were probably unaware of the issues with providing global/foreign aid, the documentary brings insight into the side effects and the consequences from well intended actions that only brought more devastation. Global foreign aid is a form of aid given from foreign countries to help a certain country in need or facing devastation, a good example global foreign aid that really did do what it was meant to do is at the end of WWII, it was called the Marshall Plan. The Marshall Plan played a role in helping war torn Europe by giving economic aid by reviving the economy, stabilizing, reconstructing and subsidizing to help get back on their feet, it was like a kick start. However, the only reason the Marshall plan worked
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