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Monday, March 1, 2010

The Facts

There are 5 million orphans living in Ethiopia.  Ethiopia is less than twice the size of Texas.

Ethiopia is one of the poorest nations in the world.

Most families live on less than $2/day, which is less than $800/year. To put it into perspective, in the US, our poverty threshold for a family of 4 is approximately $22,000.

Children do not have access to safe and clean drinking water and are more likely to succumb to vaccine preventable diseases. One in 13 children dies before his or her 1st birthday, and does not have access to basic healthcare.

More than 30% of children under 5 years of age are malnourished.

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