Jonathan Bellamy spoke with Danny Punnose, the Vice President of Gospel for Asia, about the causes of grinding poverty in the world and what needs to happen to break the cycle.
A new article published by the Christian mission’s agency Gospel for Asia turns the global spotlight on complex issues keeping millions in grinding poverty. The report looked to uncover the reasons why, according to the World Bank, extreme poverty remains “unacceptably high” with parts of Asia among places where incomes for the poor are growing slower than average. To hear about their article and their work Jonathan Bellamy spoke with Danny Punnose, the Vice President of Gospel for Asia.
Jonathan: Let me ask you first of all, about that report by the World Bank. What was the context of the quote about extreme poverty remaining unacceptably high? What was their report about?
Danny: When you look at the strata, especially in very difficult places like in Asia, it’s a reality where people who are living at a lower strata find it very difficult to be able to have the same opportunities that others do. This includes education, or certain types of jobs. The areas where we work especially, you find that people are often stuck in the rut of having the same kind of very low-income type of reality […]