Poverty and Hunger in the world - More than 660 million people without sanitation live on less than $2 a day, with one in three living on less than $1 per day. And of the 2.2 billion children living in the world, one billion of them live in poverty.
Poverty in Haiti - Haiti's economy suffered a severe setback in January 2010 when a 7.0 magnitude earthquake destroyed much of its capital city, Port-au-Prince, and neighboring areas. Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere with 80% of the population living under the poverty line and 54% in abject poverty. The average Haitian lives on $2 per day.
Poverty in El Salvador - The poor in El Salvador is made up of Children who are malnourished and are struggling to stay in school; single moms (87% of mothers in El Salvador are single mothers); families who live in squatter communities consisting of homes made of black plastic and cardboard with no electricity, potable water, or latrines; men and women who work hard to make $2-$4 a day, which is hand-to-mouth existence.
Poverty in Mexico - The number of Mexicans living in poverty grew to 52 million in 2010, up by more than 3 million people from two years earlier. That means 46.2% of the population lives in poverty.
Poverty in the United States - 46.9 million American people live in poverty and 20.5 million live in extreme poverty. This means their family’s cash income is less than half of the poverty line, or about $10,000 for a family of four. (source: DeNavas-Walt 2011 P.14 and p.19)
Sources: Information comes from The report produced by the National Council for the Evaluation of Social Development Policy, an autonomous but federally financed agency, and represents the state's most comprehensive study of poverty to date. and UNICEF.org and Nationmaster.com
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