Unfortunately, women are the victims of poverty. The reason behind it is that, most women are not direct earners. The dwellers in poverty-stricken areas do not have adequate sewerage system. Safe water is scarce. Many people spend nights in a single room or two. They cannot afford basic needs like food, clothes, house, education and health-care. Even whatever they can afford is of poor quality. They do not get a balanced diet, nutrition or medicare facilities.
The women under such societal condition can not take part in any development activity due to lack of their education, training and experience. Again, because of the lack of financial ability they can not initiate any business that could be productive. Most of the poor women are divorcees or widows who are generally landless and sometimes homeless. In most cases their children live with them. This criterion is almost the same in both the developing and the poverty-stricken countries.
Women are physically weak due to natural causes. They are discriminated socially because of lack of education and experience. As a result they are deprived of business opportunities and leadership. If the male members of the family earn well, the female members do not have any authority over the family income. Women face obstacles in entering government jobs and formal ceremonies because of religious superstition and lack of education. Again due to lack of financial capacity and power, they cannot think of any business independently. Read More