October 17 — international day for the eradication of poverty

We offer to all our readers on this day to take an active part in the Affairs of mercy and charity. What can you do?

1. Help from the heart at least one poor person to feed the hungry, share with the needy clothes or necessities.

2. Take part in the charity event. For example, help to purchase wood for home heating for pensioners living alone, living in a rural location on the website podari-drova.ru.

3. Support a charity project of the newspaper “the Hidden Treasure” by making a donation on our website under Support. All funds donated in the period from 15 to 21 October, will focus on helping children from large families.

According to Rosstat, the number of people with incomes less than the subsistence minimum in Russia is 20.3 million people. It is about 15% of the total number of Russians. Most pensioners receive more than a living wage, so their share in the number of official poor small and 16.7 %. The majority of the poor (62,8 %) are working citizens. About 20 % of the total poor are children under the age of 15 years. Thus according to the official data, the share of unemployed among the poor is only 1.6 %. The main cause of poverty, according to Rosstat, is the low level of wages.

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