Advocacy booklet - voices of children on poverty in Trinidad
Advocacy booklet on children's views of poverty in Trinidad
Children shared mixed views on the community and its impact on their lives as well as the impact of poverty on the community and its conditions. Generally, they described a poor community as one that is unclean, has poor infrastructure and drainage and was more susceptible to crime and social problems. They also believed that poor communities were also believed to face stigma and discrimination from others. A non-poor community was thought to be gated, clean, contained big concrete houses, nice cars, swimming pools, trained dogs, good roads and proper street lighting.