Monday 23rd January 2017
Throughout the world there has always been a substantial segment of the population that is living in less than ideal conditions with estimates of the number of absolute poor reaching 100 million people worldwide.
The homeless are the most highly visible yet unseen residents in the capital city and country wide. At the most basic economic level, homelessness is caused by poverty and unemployment. However, becoming homeless is not the result of just a single event or factor; instead it’s a myriad of contributing factors that leads to someone becoming homeless. The many unfortunate individuals who have found themselves in a situation that could happen to practically anyone are not always drunks or drug abusers or mental patients, they are not the perpetual social problem that many believe them to be and after all this time some of us still look upon these people as a problem, an inconvenience. As such, most people have not taken the time to look past the stereotypes that concern these people and actually find out how they ended up being homeless, living in a shelter or the streets.