Underprivileged’ itself encompasses a depressing undertone.Poverty, illiteracy, and early death are the three conditions that summarize this term. Unprivileged children dwelling in slum areas and on the streets, lead a life wherein there is a dearth of money, education, sanitation facilities, food and safe drinking water, and proper houses, paving the way towards child labor, child marriage, major health issues, and juvenile crime, posing a threat to urban society and development of the country.
Devoid of the basic amenities, the underprivileged are forced to choose the streets, subways, footpaths, doorways, or park benches under the open sky. Most of them are either engaged in low-paying jobs or are without jobs. Moreover, they are not entitled to any loans for self-employment. They also have to pay more for most of what they buy. Moreover, the commodities they purchase from nearby grocery shops are often of low quality, adulterated and stale devoid of any nutritive value. Hence, the poor have no assets to protect them from the collapse of their precarious financial situation.