CRS Rice Bowl
For Lent For Life
- agricultural projects that help farmers improve harvests
- water and sanitation projects that bring clean water to communities
- microfinance projects that support small businesses
- mother and child health projects offer health and nutrition services
- education projects that provide resources and training
Evidence of the Problem
- Almost 1/2 of the world's population- 3 billion people live on less than $2.50 a day
- nearly 1 in 4 people live in conditions that harm health and safety
- about 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy life
- over 1.3 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty- less than $1.25 a day
- nearly 1 billion children live in poverty worldwide
- according to Unicef, 22,000 children worldwide die each day due to poverty
- 805 million people worldwide do not have enough food to eat
- 2,300 people worldwide die each day from a lack of adequate access to clean drinking water
Long- term effects
- Each year, nearly 17 million children are born underweight because of poor nourishment before and during pregnancy
- In young children, hunger delays the development of the cognitive and emotional level. These include reading, language, memory, attention, and problem- solving capability
- Each year, over 2 million children experience severe eyesight issues and some are permanently blinded because of a lack of vitamin A.
- Malnourishment can greatly impact a child's immune system making them more susceptible to infectious diseases
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