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The literature on well-being is diverse, however, many of the developed paradigms neither correspond to the actual perceptions of the poor nor do they account for the cultural diversity in their well-being perceptions. This is why the starting point of any development strategy should be a comprehensive understanding of people’s perceptions of well-being to help them constructively achieve this aspired well-being.