Describing the Poverty Trap in Kampung Nelayan Seberang, Medan, Indonesia


Poverty is one of the classic problems often faced by coastal communities, especially fishermen compared with the people who live in cities. It has happened for many years and at many coastal communities. It seems this problem without ending and will be faced  again by their new generation. People who lives nearby coast is always regarded as a poor people.  The result is most of the fifteen poor families in Kampung Nelayan Seberang live in poverty. They have no houses to be live in. They rent  houses for many years without knowing when the houses belong to them. There is even a family heavily in debt with middlemen. In addition to income, everyday they receive  low salary. It  really does not enough to fulfill their daily needed.


Keywords: mapping; poverty trap; poor; outcome

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