In Western worldview, it's common to think that impoverished people are lazy or unintelligent.
We say, "C'mon, pick yourself up by your bootstraps and get a job!"
Not everyone is born with boots.
Do you want to meet an entrepreneurial genius?
Meet the man or woman feeding their family on less than $2 a day. After looking at different sources online, I found that $370-380 is the average annual income in Ethiopia. That is about $1.04 a day. Here are approximations on what you can buy if you had $1.25 (countryside prices, slightly cheaper than city life).
So, that could buy these bananas...
Or a dozen eggs
Or another Ethiopian staple, coffee beans to roast.
Just a bit to think about as I eat and prepare my family's meals today.