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These individuals often live and work under hazardous and unsanitary conditions and still their wages can put them below the poverty line, officials said.
Mugabe’s disastrous handling of the economy had gone on for years, leaving more than 60 percent of the population below the poverty line — and government debts to China unpaid.
More than 55 percent of the country lives below the poverty line.
The situation is particularly acute in Black Belt counties like Lowndes, where the annual median household income was just $30,225 and 25.4 percent of residents lived below the poverty line as of the 2010 U.S. Census.
The people living below the poverty line barely get a break at all, while those making between $500,000 and $1 million get the biggest break of all.
The average neighborhood with more than 40 percent of residents below the poverty line was allocated $3.5 million in funding, while areas where fewer than 20 percent of residents lived in poverty received $14 million.
The program would have given residents living at or below the poverty line up to $150 a year in free healthy groceries.
The plan targets the more than 43 million people who still live on the equivalent of less than 95 cents a day, the poverty line set by the Chinese government.
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