There are several causes of poverty. Countries with extreme poverty don't have proper health care services, food as well as education. One major factor that cauces poverty is that many people in developing countries are willing to work but are not given the chance therefore remain in poverty. Women are often at higher risk than men to suffer from poverty as women are more likely to be paid lower wages than men performing in the same line of work. Women are also expected to take on child raising and are restricted from seeking employment in developing countries.