Prudence Pease pulled her own family out of poverty. Now, partnered with Bridges Out Of Poverty, she travels the country helping others do the same, as she recently did in Odessa, West Texas. Particularly, she helps businesses and organizations reach out to people in poverty better, training them to understand the reasons for poverty and the hidden rules of economic class. Pease remembers the lessons she had to learn while teaching others the same. “It took me a long time to take the guilt off my shoulders and say, ‘I’m not just in poverty because I’m lazy,’” she said.
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