Poverty as a Challenge?

I want a roleplay based story which has a solution to the problem of poverty. Someone please help me.

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December 20, 20110 found this helpful

When I was very low-income, I discovered that using coupons could get me many food and non-food items for free. Sometimes, I didn't even have to pay the tax on the non-food items if I had an overage with coupons. It was deducted from the other items. I only use the coupons from my Sunday paper and those that donate the coupons to me from their Sunday papers. I do not have the cost of buying printer ink or paper.


I then started donating the excess free items to a local food pantry/community center run by a friend. She invited me to partake in the food from the free food truck that came to her church weekly. So, by helping others, I got help myself. My friend's saying is "You can't out give God!"

I hold a free Coupon Club locally, share the coupons I ask friends to give me, the ones they won't use and used to throw away. I ask the members of the club to bring the coupons they would normally throw away. The club has grown so much that I can fill 20 envelopes with 100 coupons each every week to share. The first hour I share the coupons. The second hour, I teach the new and older members how to use coupons to their best advantage so that they can get free food and non-food items.


I print out a list of the items I've gotten for free this year, and also a list of what I purchased with very little money the previous week. The room I reserve at the library is free so this works into the low-income scheme. I tell my Coupon Club, "Nothing is better than free".

The coupons that we don't use and expire, I send to a Military Base overseas where The Troops can use them at the commissary on base up to 6 months after they expire. For my efforts, a friend had the local newspaper do an article on me. They put a video on the internet, mentioning that I send Coupons to The Troops. This information was picked up by The Pentagon News/World Wide News. So, this low income senior (me) made National and International News for using coupons in a small town in South Carolina.


You could sell the items you get free, bringing in money for you. One lady at church said her ladies group brought all the things they got for free, let the others purchase them, and used the money for their Christmas Party. What a novel idea.

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December 21, 20110 found this helpful

I would think of a play based upon the concept: give a man a fish and he eats for a day, but teach a man to fish and he eats for a lifetime.

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