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In fact there is quite a bit of poverty in America, and this includes over 14 million children whose parents can’t afford to feed them regularly and can’t provide proper clothing, education, or health care. Unfortunately, many people believe that those who live in poverty are just stupid or lazy.

Do you really think that all of the children living in poverty are stupid and lazy? Even if it was true for their parents, which it isn’t, it is absolutely not true about the children. They are victims of circumstances that are totally beyond their control.

In the current economy, one factory shut-down can cause hundreds of intelligent, hard-working adults to be out of jobs. Unless another factory of a similar type is hiring, most of those workers are not trained to fill the types of jobs that are available. The cost of living continues to increase, and people who no longer have employment are hard-pressed to stay afloat.

Soon, homes are foreclosed on and families are out of luck. Even though the families are struggling together, it is the children who are pushed into poverty who are the innocent victims. If the cycle continues, and years of unemployment ensue, then the children have little, if any, chance of breaking out to improve things. With limited education, employment is also limited. With limited health-care, untreated illness or injury may adversely impact the ability to work.

All of this said, what is a person who truly cares about others to do? The best place to start is by helping the children. Those who cannot help themselves need the most help from others. The children who are in poverty can be helped by volunteers working with church or community groups. Many groups of this type work to alleviate the suffering of the poor children of their communities. Other charitable organizations have developed to help poverty-stricken children. They accept tax-deductable donations and use them carefully to give the biggest benefit to the children who need them.

Whether you can donate time, money, or both, the children of America need you. Yes, there are starving children in Africa, but there may be starving children within a few miles of your home. Give them the help they need and deserve by locating your favorite charitable institution that helps poor children and donating today.

The American Relief Foundation invites you to help us provide poor children around America with support they need. If you lost your car title and cannot donate we have an excellent resource to link you directly to your DMV page to order a duplicate car title. We are looking for a Harris, TX Car Donation to help our cause. If you have an unwanted car consider a charity car donation

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts — and change them.

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Guatemala has one of the highest poverty rates in Latin American thanks to its unequal distribution of wealth and a rapid population, regardless its highest GDP in Central America.


 More than 75 percent of the national population live below the poverty line and this is even more severe among the rural and indigenous population. Guatemala’s income is one of the most unequal in the world with the wealthiest 10 percent owning nearly 50 percent of the national wealth and the poorest 10 percent owning less than 1 percent. Land also is concentrated to the few.


Guatemala has a population of over 12 million, half of which are under 18 with approximately 60 percent of the population between 6 and 18 living in extreme poverty. The high level of poverty and the lack of social support programmes means child labour is the only way of survival for many families. It is thought approximately 14,500 children live on the streets throughout the country with 4,500 street children located in and around Guatemala city.


Guatemala ranks among the worst for life expectancy (65 years at birth), infant mortality (40-45 per thousand) and maternal mortality (270 per 100,00). About two thirds of children live in poverty with 68 percent under six and 63 percent of all children under 18 living below the poverty line. Public spending on health has not increased sufficiently and public spending is not well targeted to the poor.


The poor do not have easy access to good health care as facilities are focused in the metropolitan areas. Then with the use of pesticides, the low availability of drinking water and waste disposal services in rural areas there is a raised occurrence of health problems.


Malnutrition of Guatemalan children is extremely high, among the worst in the world with an overall stunting rate of 44 percent of all children under five. Four fifths of malnourished children are poor, and higher among rural and indigenous children than urban or non – indigenous. Malnutrition mirrors the geographic and ethnic patterns of poverty, being higher among rural children than urban (51% vs 32%).


The poor are highly dependent on agriculture, some 87 percent, as small scale subsistence farmers or agricultural day labourers. Non Spanish speakers also face lower incomes.


Education is not a great priority for poor Guatemalans as children are needed to work to contribute to the family income. Only 44 percent of school age children attend classes and only 55.6 percent of the total population are literate. Child labour significantly inhibits the ability to attend school.


Although the indigenous represent 43 percent of the population they actually claim less than a quarter of the total income and consumption for the country. Likewise rural residents account for two thirds of the nation’s population but claim only a third of the total income and consumption. Inequality is higher however in urban areas than the rural.


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