Destitute means poor enough to need help from others, completely wanting or lacking. Destitute may affect individuals or groups, and is not confined to the developing nations. Poverty in developed countries is manifest in a set of social problems including homelessness and the persistence of "ghetto" housing clusters. destitution is an extreme state of poverty, in which a person is almost completely lacking in resources or means of support.
Destitute is the lacking of food, clothing, shelter, education and employment. Poverty can be measured in terms of absolute or relative poverty. Absolute poverty refers to a set standard which is consistent over time and between countries. The World Bank states extreme poverty as living on less than One US dollar per day. Causes of Destitute were overpopulation and lack of access to birth control methods. Crimes including violent gangs and drug cartels. Historical factors, Cultural causes, which attribute poverty to common patterns of life, Wars including civil war, genocide, and democide and few more.