Poverty has devastating effects on an adult. You can imagine how it effects a child. They don’t develop in the same manner as a child there age who is well nutritionist, and happy, would. The brain is a powerful thing, but it can be under-develop when it doesn’t get everything it needs to strive. A child living in poverty has to worry about where his next meal is coming from. It would be very difficult for them to think about the lesson for to day. When they have to figure out how to survive another day.