Poverty and disability go hand in hand creating a cycle that’s hard to escape. Extreme poverty causes disability through factors like lack of access to good nutrition, adequate health care, clean water, or unsafe working conditions.
The cycle continues with disability also contributing to poverty through discrimination and attitudinal barriers. A person with disability is less likely to have access to rehabilitation, education and employment — These things could help end the cycle of poverty and disability. Find out how you can help End the Cycle.