A Povinfluencist is a person who positively influences and empowers poverty-stricken people affected by the Cycle of Poverty; utilizing Theory, Scientific and Spiritual techniques to break the cycle of poverty.
Including but not limited to:
Extreme Poverty – a condition characterized by severe deprivation of basic human needs, including food, safe drinking water, sanitation facilities, health, shelter, education, and information. It depends not only on income but also on access to services
Chronic Poverty – is a phenomenon whereby an individual or group is in a state of poverty over extended period of time
Situational Poverty – is generally caused by a sudden crisis or loss and is often temporary. Events causing situational poverty include environmental disasters, divorce, or severe health problems
Relative Poverty – refers to the economic status of a family whose income is insufficient to meet its society’s average standard of living
Absolute poverty – which is rare in the United States, involves a scarcity of such necessities as shelter, running water, and food. Families who live in absolute poverty tend to focus on day-to-day survival
Urban poverty – occurs in metropolitan areas with populations of at least 50,000 people. The urban poor deal with a complex aggregate of chronic and acute stressors (including crowding, violence, and noise) and are dependent on often-inadequate large-city services
Rural poverty – occurs in non metropolitan areas with populations below 50,000. In rural areas, there are more single-guardian households, and families often have less access to services, support for disabilities, and quality education opportunities. Programs to encourage a transition from welfare to work are problematic in remote rural areas, where job opportunities are few (Whitener, Gibbs, & Kusmin, 2003). The rural poverty rate is growing and has exceeded the urban rate every year since data collection began in the 1960s. The difference between the two poverty rates has averaged about 5 percent for the last 30 years, with urban rates near 10–15 percent and rural rates near 15–20 percent (Jolliffe, 2004).