In Guatemala over 54% of people live below the poverty line, with 13% living in extreme poverty. Nearly one-half of under-5s are chronically malnourished, one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. 18.5% of the population aged over 15 cannot read or write.
Despite India's emergence as an economic power on the global stage, the contrast between rich and poor is profound. According to a study published in 2016, India is the second most unequal country in the world, with just 1% of the population owning over 50% of the total wealth. Very little international aid funding or corporate funding trickles down to marginalised communities in India.
NOTE: This project is now closed to new partners as it will be self-sustaining by the end of 2021. We are developing a new project near Siem Reap, initially using our Children At Risk fund, and will look for new UK partners for this initiative later in 2021. Thank you for your interest.