Ecuador

Population: 15,223,680 (2011)
Capital and largest city: Quito
Area: 283,520 km2

Life expectancy: 73.2 (Men), 78.8 (woman)
Main exports: oil, bananas, shrimp and gold
GNI per capita: US $10,720

Ecuador's population was burdened by an unequal distribution of wealth in the 1990s. In 1996 the wealthiest 20 percent of Ecuadorians earned half of the nation's total income, while the poorest 20 percent collected only 5 percent. The gap between rich and poor grew noticeably during the 1999 economic crisis, when much of the middle-class fell below the poverty line because of rampant currency devaluation and inflation. Figures released by international organizations in 2000 show that half of all Ecuadorians were living in poverty, a dramatic increase from just a few years earlier, when the poverty rate was estimated at 35 percent. Poverty is more pervasive in rural areas of Ecuador, affecting almost 70 percent of non-urban dwellers (2000).

Read more: http://www.nationsencyclopedia.com/economies/Americas/Ecuador-POVERTY-AND-WEALTH.html#ixzz3SXg3FWz7

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Homelessness

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Homeless Be A HERO

Poverty leads to orphans and homelessness.

  • 150 million children live on the street.
  • Action International says that by 2020 there will be 800 million homeless children.
  • The UN says that the street children situation is one of the worst crises facing the nations of the world.
  • This is a disaster

“Everyone has the right to a standard of living adequate for the health and well-being of himself and of his family, including food, clothing, housing and medical care and necessary social services, and the right to security in the event of unemployment, sickness, disability, widowhood, old age or other lack of livelihood in circumstances beyond his control.” – Universal Declaration of Human Rights, article 25, par. 1

Extreme Poverty

on Sunday, 30 December 2012. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, Ghana, FAQ, Projects, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

Extreme Poverty Be A HEROAverage Gross National Income for every man, women, and child in America is $35,060. World Development Bank, 2003.

  • Of the 24 mostly Western Developed Nations (including NA, Western Europe, Australia & New Zealand etc.)  Population of 900 million, the GNI is $27,000 USD
  • Compare this to the fact that 1.2 billion people live on under $1.00 a day and 2.7 billion people live on under $2.00 USD a day.
  • 500 million people are hungry and another 500 million are so poor that they don’t consume enough food to render them productive.
  • Because of poverty 33,000 children (mostly under-five-year-olds) die every day due to preventable diseases – diarrhea, measles, malaria, and malnutrition – that is more than one child dying every 3 seconds.
  • 55% of all child deaths (17 million deaths a year) are just because the children are hungry.
  • Poverty is at the root of most of that which contributes to 'children becoming at risk'.

Current Project - Ark Children's Home - Orphanage - Riobamba, Ecuador

on Tuesday, 19 June 2012. Posted in Current Projects, Orphanages - Childrens Homes - Rescue Centres, Ecuador, Sponsor A Child, Extreme Poverty, Homelessness, Infrastructure, Orphans

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City: Riobamba, Equador
Project: Orphanage
Partner: ARK Children's Homes
Number of Children: 48 children living at the Home; support of an additional 300 not living on premises

In 1996, ARK was founded when the Allan family went to Riobamba from Kelowna, BC to help the children of Ecuador. They have grown tremendously and now have an orphanage on land that they own, their own school, as well as a baby house. They have seen over 300 children come through their doors, and they continue to support these children as if they were a part of their family.

North Americans you can sponsor these children

Orphans

on Wednesday, 04 September 2013. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, Ghana, FAQ, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Swaziland, Uganda, Zimbabwe, Orphans, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, Papua New Guinea, The Philippines

Orphans 2 Be A HERO

Every day 5,760 more children become orphans

UNICEF and global partners define an orphan as a child who has lost one or both parents.

By this definition there were over 132 million orphans in sub-Saharan Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Caribbean in 2005.

This large figure represents not only children who have lost both parents, but also those who have lost a father but have a surviving mother or have lost their mother but have a surviving father.

Of the more than 132 million children classified as orphans, only 13 million have lost both parents. Evidence clearly shows that the vast majority of orphans are living with a surviving parent grandparent, or other family member. 95 per cent of all orphans are over the age of five.

Human Trafficking - More Info

on Monday, 18 June 2012. Posted in Bangladesh, Brazil, Myanmar, Burundi, The Congo, Ecuador, Ethiopia, The Facts, India, Indonesia, Ghana, Liberia, Malawi, Mexico, HIV/AIDs & other diseases, Mozambique, Romania, Sierra Leone, Extreme Poverty, Swaziland, Exploitation, Uganda, Human Trafficking, Zimbabwe, Slave Labour & Exploitation, Thailand, Kenya, Cambodia, Zambia, The Philippines

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Add your voice to Stop Human Trafficking through Stop the Traffik Australia

Warning: Some of the content of this article is disturbing - reporting treatment of trafficking victims.

What is human trafficking? According to the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), human trafficking is defined as, "the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harboring or receipt of persons, by means of threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person, for the purpose of exploitation."

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