They are looking for your *current* family situation, not what happened in the past. If your family ain't poor now, then the answer to that question is "no".
I can already picture some folks trying to use this for brownie points, sounding like a World Vision commercial - like "I come from poor country. My village had disease. We lived in mud huts. My father walked 10 miles barefoot. My mother had leprosy that ate away her hands so now they just nubs. Please. Help me. I want to work investment banking and private equity to help my village."
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