Poverty All poor countries around the hemisphere suffer because of economical depression and common natural occurrences; consequently, making life harder than it was before disaster struck.
According to one report, 80% of the Haitian population is living without hope of getting above the poverty line.
What does poverty look like? People sleep on streets and eat out of garbage cans. There's no school, no hospital, and no descent water. Three to five people struggle to feed themselves off $1 a day. For Example: In Colombia, the last research estimates that 65% of the population live below the poverty line and rural poverty is especially acute. The poverty rate for rural dwellers in Colombia is estimated at 80%, of which 42% is considered extreme. Also, only 15% of rural dwellers have access to telephone services, 62% to potable water, and 32% to sewage treatment services. These conditions are exacerbated in rural areas by a 15% illiteracy rate.
We are compelled by our faith and conviction that human life is sacred and precious. 3 billion people live on less than $2 (USA dollars) a day. 1.4 billion people live on less than $1.25 (USA dollars) a day; this is the life of those who live under the condition of extreme global poverty.
According to our research, if we don't try to do something to solve any of these issues, these unfortunate people can disappear from our world soon - because of death.
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