Today's picture shows a group of children playing in the dirt. It looks to be the same group of kids in yesterday's picture. The children appear to be fairly clean and well kept given the conditions of the area they are living in. One wonders if perhaps they were cleaned up for the picture, but it looks like they have had recent and decent hair cuts.
I have been enjoying the comments related to issues and causes of poverty. I consider the issue of poverty to be a complex one. Some people are poor for reasons totally outside their control. They are born in a place and set of circumstances that are very hard to overcome. Some people don't climb out of poverty because they don't know how. No one has ever taught them how to get and hold a job, how to shop wisely, how to live wisely . . . they just don't know. Then I think there are a lot of people who are lazy and just don't care. There are a lot of people who would prefer to game the system and get as much as they can for as little effort as they can put out.