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Because They're Worth It (19/30)


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Grade Level: SrH-Adult
Producer: Bullfrog Films
Closed Captioned: No
Running Time: 30 mins
Country of Origin: Great Britain
Study Guide: No

Copyright Date: 2001
Available in French: No

Internationally, the definition for absolute poverty is living on an income of under $1 a day. But the Chinese government has a lower threshold: the definition for poverty in China is living on 66 cents a day. Out of a total Chinese population of 1.3 billion, there are 42 million Chinese who are poor. This episode of Life looks at a scheme which is helping poor people break out of the cycle of poverty and ignorance - by providing them with small loans, basic health information, education... and hope.

Links: http://www.lifeonline.org/archive/citylife9main.html - the producer’s site

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