I Live In Poverty

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 102 People

    I Live Well Below the Poverty Level (very Long, Sorry)

    Both I & my mother live well below the poverty level. I am working to change this fact, but as of now, & probably for a great while longer, it's the truth. Money was something we just never had much of as a child. My mother has always had health problems which led her to be...
    lyricalongings lyricalongings
    31-35, F
    12 Responses Sep 7, 2008

    Hans Rosling About Poverty

    Maybe to show how poverty was and will be in the future.With humor, but certainly interesting.http://www.ted.com/talks/hans_rosling_reveals_new_insights_on_poverty.html
    wannashareit wannashareit
    51-55, M
    Jul 27, 2011

    2 Jobs Still Doesn't Cut It

    I live about 2 grand below the poverty level... I do everything I can to try to save money and spend the least amount possible. I have the cheapest car insurance (liability only) and I have the lowest cell phone plan for now. The contract ends in Dec which I am very happy about...
    brokenheaart brokenheaart
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 13, 2011

    The Most Frustrating Thing About Poverty

    The most frustrating thing about poverty is the lack of resources. Most things cost money. If you're poor it means you don't have the money to purchase resources. In a lotta cases the very resources that might enable you to get out of poverty. The old saying...gotta have money...
    cynx56 cynx56
    56-60, F
    3 Responses Oct 10, 2012

    I Feel Lost

    I don't know what defines poverty but I think that defines myself and my family. I live in a two bedroom home that my cousin is letting us rent because they could no longer afford the payments and were going to let it go back to the bank. Everything we own was either purchased...
    srj2009 srj2009
    18-21, F
    4 Responses Feb 22, 2012

    A Small Part of My Miserable Life !!

    In 2004 i was arrested and imprisoned for 5yrs for breaking someone arm in a fight,since i was released in 2007 i have found it impossible to find work, no one wants to employ someone who has a criminal record especially when there is a recession. So i have been living off £...
    xXLEE182Xx xXLEE182Xx
    36-40
    5 Responses Jul 22, 2009

    Living without enough funds is demoralizing.

    When we first moved out there was still some support, but moral and financial aid from our moms is now a thing of the past since both my mother and my husband's mother are now dead. At this point we've being living under the poverty line for several years and when my husband...
    KeeperOfSecrets KeeperOfSecrets
    26-30
    1 Response Jun 18, 2015

    Poverty In Texas

    I live in poverty.  How did I get here?  Chronic illness and single parenthood.  What is it like?  It sucks.  What can I do about it?  Not much at this point.
    aigiarm aigiarm
    41-45
    1 Response Mar 11, 2008

    Anger Into Activism

    Wow!  I am looking back on my original stories and I can tell I was depressed when I wrote them.  Fortunately, I am feeling a lot better these days.  My doctor has added a new antidepressant to the ones I am already taking and I have more energy and focus, so I am...
    aigiarm aigiarm
    41-45
    2 Responses Apr 1, 2009

    i live in poverty thats

    for sure ..everyone else i seem to know does not live in poverty thats for sure ....its like a disease and am hoping one day its curable because right now i feel incurable .....!
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    36-40
    2 Responses Nov 12, 2015

    I'm Hungry

    I'm hungry. There isn't anything left in the cupboard. My cellphone has been disconnected. I've run out of quarters. The internet I'm using is the neighbour's. I still have power. Maybe not for much longer. I'm hungry and I feel weak. For a while it was okay. I was too...
    notreallyn notreallyn
    22-25
    2 Responses Oct 9, 2012

    Poverty And Loneliness And Many Many Struggles ...

    thats all poverty loneliness and many struggles ...struggles beyond belief ..i try and see the best in my life ..but when you struggle to have the most basic neccessities its very tiresome ...i feel like my life will always have struggle and there is not one thing that makes me...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    36-40
    2 Responses Nov 10, 2013

    Poverty Is Not Hindrance To Success

    I came from a simple family in the province of Surigao Del Norte. My mother is a housewife while my father is a farmer. I have 8 siblings, 5 sisters and 2 brothers. My parents’ income is just enough to support our daily needs. Farming is our primary source of income. During my...
    Jan 23, 2013

    I Lived In Real Poverty Till Now

    I used to live on $320 a month most months. I am in Canada and 2 new services from the government have opened since my last story. One service, I will get an ADDITIONAL $222 from and a second service, I may get around $200 or so, about. Do the math and TACK these TWO payments...
    jmintuck jmintuck
    36-40
    May 16, 2012

    Poverty is something very present in my life.

    .. We've always been poor, but the worst was when my dad got cancer and we bankrupt... we barely had something to eat... I remember pretty well that I used a very old shoe that had a hole on it because my parents didn't have money to buy a new one. Thankfully we always had what...
    EternalYahiko EternalYahiko
    18-21, M
    2 Responses Mar 4

    Where I Am Now

    I am 39 years old now.  I still fight the "black dog" frequently.  My kids are 10 and 11 and I am "unschooling" them now since they were so miserable at the public school they were going to.  I try to make the best of the times when I am well...
    aigiarm aigiarm
    41-45
    Apr 19, 2008

    I Am Sick Of The Way I Live

    i am near 40 and have nothing .. no home of my own no job no income or business i have no friends i cant get a bank loan I can't get a credit card either... I really needed my course to pay off with a job and I blame Kelly College and Marina for most of my troubles getting work...
    czaristacrystals czaristacrystals
    36-40, F
    7 Responses Mar 8, 2011

    A Small Part of My Miserable Life !!

    In 2004 i was arrested and imprisoned for 5yrs for breaking someone arm in a fight,since i was released in 2007 i have found it impossible to find work, no one wants to employ someone who has a criminal record especially when there is a recession. So i have been living off £...
    xXLEE182Xx xXLEE182Xx
    36-40
    5 Responses Jul 22, 2009
    WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion WhoAreWeIsTheQuestion
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 12, 2015

    I Live Plenty Below Poverty Line As Well.

     Why do I live so far below poverty line? Not a whinge, I do promise. But, this is a story of coping and acceptance. At first, I would whinge about the situation I was in. I had wanted to be a doctor every since I was a small child. Something happened to my mental...
    jmintuck jmintuck
    36-40
    1 Response Oct 22, 2009

    I've come to accept the fact

    that I'm poor. I'm okay with it. I don't need much and I've got the basic needs of life met... lots of money tends to turn people into ******** anyway and the last thing I want to be is an *******.
    utahwriter utahwriter
    41-45, M
    Apr 24, 2014

    Poverty Is A Blessing In The Midst Of A Rainbow ...

    poverty cannot be measured in this country or any first world country for that matter ... we cannot plead poverty if we measure ourselves by those of the human population who truly have nothing and really have to face the reality to live in grinding poverty everyday ....... when...
    psychicprayer psychicprayer
    36-40
    Nov 10, 2012

    A Bright Future

    I currently live in crisis housing and I am the lucky one.  I have only ever really had stable housing for 4 years when I was in my 20's.  I have a young child and try to make it as "fun" as possible.  We talk about how we will soon have a house where we...
    danielle17374 danielle17374
    31-35, F
    1 Response Aug 26, 2008

    College and Beyond

    I battled severe recurrent depression throughout college.  I went to three different universities and a junior college before I finally graduated with a bachelor's in Elementary Education.  I couldn't handle classroom teaching, and ended up just vegetating at my parents...
    aigiarm aigiarm
    41-45
    1 Response Mar 14, 2008

    Its A Sad Life

    every thing is poo it is sad people dont have money and rich people dont do anything help save poor people in great danger and poverty
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2013

    Miserable Life In Poverty And Solitude

    Poverty Has had a huge influence on my life and still is because I am still living in Poverty, do you really want to know what true poverty is? Well here you go, I dont have a dad And I dont even want to go in to that sort of detail with the son of a beetch, Anyways I only Live...
    Cutelilfox Cutelilfox
    18-21, M
    4 Responses Feb 28, 2011

    I Live In Poverty

    I remember my childhood being basically happy until I was about 10.  Although my parents were both professionals who made good money, by that time all three of my sisters were in college and my older brother had been in the hospital for a year, so money was tight.  I...
    aigiarm aigiarm
    41-45
    5 Responses Mar 13, 2008

    Am Used to It

    what can I say? Even when I was working, I was still poor. Humbles a person,is what it does ( to me,at least)  I've lived with it for a long time,and it's what I'm used to.Still doesn't mean I like it--am just used to it.
    cryingoveryou cryingoveryou
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 1, 2009

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    Apr 20
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    Apr 18
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    1 Response Apr 18
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    Purplelamb Purplelamb
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    Apr 17
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    TY4YOSON TY4YOSON
    46-50, F
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