For many poor people, the afterlife represents hope for a much better life than they are presently living. To poor people, the afterlife is a life without any type of socioeconomic pain nor struggle. They view the afterlife to be socioeconomically free of hunger, struggle, and other types of want. They see that afterlife as a sort of nirvana and bliss.
There are other poor people who view the afterlife as a reward for the struggle and penury they endured while they were on earth. Many poor people were strongly inculcated by their religions that socioeconomic wealth is evil and that being poor, even poverty stricken, is noble and God-like. They maintain that it is just that they suffer and struggle socioeconomically while on earth as there will be a fantastic reward in the afterlife for all their suffering. They maintain that although they were poor on this earth, this poverty will rewarded in the afterlife when such struggle is no more.