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Poverty simulation puts participants in low-income family’s shoes

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Poverty simulation puts participants in low-income family’s shoes


Grants Pass, Ore. — A program in Grants Pass gave community members a chance to see how difficult it can be to live with a low income. On Friday morning, a poverty simulation was put on by the Rotary of Rogue Gateway.


Each participant was given a packet with details about their life. It included their name, age, social security number, along with cash and the bills they were responsible for. The goal was to make it through a month, and keep their head above water.


“I’m here because I think it’s important to learn what about a third of the people in our community are struggling with,” Win Howard said.....







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