Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Why Ethiopia?

*There are about 5 million orphans in a country less than twice the size of Texas
*Between 60-150 million kids live on the streets
*One in six children die before their fifth birthday
*One in ten children die before their first birthday
*Half the children in Ethiopia will never attend school
*88% will never attend secondary school
*In the 1980's one million Ethiopians died of starvation
*82% of the population survives on less than 1 dollar a day
*Only 24% of households have access to safe drinking water
*Ethiopia’s doctor to children ratio is 1 to 24,000
*1 in 3 people are HIV+
*The average life expectancy is 37
*Children and family are honored above all else

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