Escape From Poverty
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Answer the following questions regarding the video:
1. How much time has Jacqueline dedicated to the problems of poverty?
She has only just started her investigations.
For more than twenty years.
A little over five years.
2. How does she define the real issue of poverty?
a condition about choice, and the lack of freedom.
everyone has their problems.
it's just a case of bad luck.
3. What is the size of the Mathare Valley slum?
about five square miles
three miles from Nairobi
one mile long by two-tenths of a mile wide
4. The Mathare Valley slum is populated by how many people?
twenty thousand people
over half a million people
fifty thousand people
5. Mama Rose has been renting her dwelling in the Mathare Valley slum for how long?
6. In what way does she make money to send her children to school?
By selling water, soap and bread.
She washes dishes.
She works in a factory
7. Jane had two dreams! What were they?
Firstly; to win the lottery. Secondly; to buy a big house.
Firstly; to visit the USA. Secondly; to drive a car.
Firstly; to be a doctor. Secondly; to marry a good man.
8. Where was Jane's husband?
He left her to marry another woman
He went to Australia.
He was living with his mother.
9. What was the worst thing about being a prostitute?
The humiliation and the embarrassment.
The late nights.
10. How much was the deposit needed for Jane's house?
about 400 dollars
more than one thousand dollars
only one hundred dollars
11. How much does Jane have to pay for her monthly mortgage repayment?
The same as she paid in rent for her shanty.
one hundred dollars a month
she does not pay a mortgage
12. What doesn't poor mean according to Jacqueline?
poor doesn't mean having a nice car
poor doesn't mean going on holiday
poor doesn't mean being ordinary
Discuss with your teacher the following points;
What can we learn from Jane's example?
2. What can we do as an individual to help people in a similar situation?
3. Do you think the government of Kenya could do more to improve these situations?