Consider the Facts: Poverty in 2015

Children receive flip flops at a Quota sponsored school in Iloilo, Philippines.
Children receive flip flops at a Quota sponsored school in Iloilo, Philippines.

The community services performed by thousands of Quota International volunteers around the world vary tremendously, but have one common goal: alleviate the affects poverty has on millions of people. Through programs that provide food and education for children, shelter and economic independence for abused and under-served women, and scholarships  for deaf students, Quota International takes small steps everyday in communities around the world and to solve big problems. Take a look at what poverty in 2015 looks like, and join Quota International volunteers to break the cycle of poverty worldwide.

A Look at Poverty in 2015

  1. 1 in 7 women worldwide are illiterate.
  2. 1 in 3 American women (42 million) and 28 million American children either live in poverty or on the brink of it.
  3.  1 in 3 children in the developing world lack adequate shelter.
  4. Nearly 1 out of 7 Australian women live below the poverty line.
  5. 1 in 3 children die from malnutrition.
  6. Current production of hearing aids meets less than 10% of the global need.
  7. Every 10 seconds a child dies from hunger-related diseases.
  8. 1 in 5 children in the United States live below the poverty line.
  9. 1 in 7 children lack access to health services.
  10. 1 in 3 women worldwide experience physical/sexual violence in their lifetime.

To learn more about the poverty epidemic, visit:

http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty-facts-and-stats#src10

http://unstats.un.org/unsd/demographic/products/Worldswomen/Executive%20summary.htm

11 Surprising Facts About Women and Poverty From the Shriver Report

http://www.nccp.org/topics/childpoverty.html

Know Your World: Facts About Hunger and Poverty

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs300/en/

 

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