Generational Poverty

What Is a Generational Poverty Definition?

When considering a generational poverty definition, it is important to understand the complexity of the issue. Understanding the basic definition as a family living in poverty for more than two generations is a beginning, but it is just the tip of the iceberg. There are many factors to consider when discussing this issue.

It is important to remember that it is impossible for those living in poverty to simply will themselves out of poverty. The barriers keeping someone in poverty need to be identified and bridges built to help the person find relief.

Lack of resources has a big role in generational poverty. GFA creates a bridge by identifying individuals and families who need help and then stepping into action to help. We provide food, clean water, medical care, and more to those who need it most.

Education is often kept from the neediest children. Sometimes this is simply because the parents cannot afford supplies and uniforms. GFA can help!

Old mindsets are another issue that causes generational poverty to continue. GFA bridges the gap and gives the hope of Jesus Christ. When people are given permission to dream and hope for change, the mindset begins to change.

What can I do?

We encourage you to look around you. Who do you see who may be in the cycle of poverty? What can you do to help them?

Will you consider helping around the world as well? At GFA, we’re committed to reaching into the poorest areas of the developing world to help them build bridges out of poverty. We don’t stop there though… we bring them the hope of Jesus.