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Facts About India

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From the freezing Himalayas in the north, through the jungles and deserts to the blistering heat in the south (trust me, its blistering) India is a fascinating country.

India, and the United States are the 2nd and 3rd most populated countries in the world respectively. USA, has a population of only 322.5 million; that’s almost a fourth of the population of India in a landmass 3 times bigger! [1]

The average age in India is just under 27 years old, and only 9% of the population is over the age of 60.[2]

1/3 of the women are illiterate. Almost 20% of children are married before 15 and almost 50% are married before they’re 18.[3]

There are more people living in poverty (less than a dollar a day) in India than the entire population of the United States and Canada put together.[4]

This information is overwhelming. I almost didn’t even believe it. It can be difficult to know what to do with information like this. One person alone cannot adjust these statistics, but if we work together one village at a time India has amazing potential to grow into a sustainable country.

In this village of 1200 people, our goal is to supply them with:

  • 6 wells
  • 3 classrooms
  • 1 library
  • 177 toilets

Education and hygiene will be instrumental in bringing Bandanpally out of it’s impoverish state. Donate and help transform the village of Bandanpally, and help those living there realize their potential.

— Julia Kutyn


Resources used in this article can be found here: [1] [2] [3]  [4]

 

Eradicating Poverty in India

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You may have noticed (perhaps via our Twitter account) that International Day for the Eradication of Poverty was a couple of days ago on October 17th. And, considering that getting rid of poverty is basically our entire purpose as an organization, it seems like a valid day to write about.

If perhaps you aren’t aware of the staggering poverty in India, a few basic statistics:

  • Of the 1.237 billion people who live in India, approximately 25% of those people are impoverished [source]. That’s the equivalent of the entire population of Canada, more than eight times over, living in poverty.
  • One of every three malnourished children in the world live in India, and India has higher rates of malnutrition than sub-Saharan Africa [source].
  • Almost 33% percent of India’s population subsists on less than $1.25 per day [source].

Clearly, there is much work to be done for and with the people of India.

If you want to make a donation to thisvillage so we can help our friends in Bandanpally escape from poverty, you can visit our Donate page. If you’re curious as to how we’re going to do that, check out our Approaches page.

— Christie Esau