Thursday, June 17, 2010

India Stats

India has more than 1.2 billion people . It has
the highest rates of poverty, malnutrition, and
disease in the world. India has over 350 million
children under the age of 14 not attending school.
Poverty and overpopulation is such a problem
that the government cannot make progress on
its own. India is in desperate need of change and
its people are in desperate need of love.

The Facts:

  • 75 percent of the population lives on less than $2 per day
  • 40 percent of India’s population is under 14 years of age.
  • India has the highest number of child laborer’s in the world.
  • There are approximately 2 million child commercial sex workers between the age of 5 and 15 years and about 3.3 million between 15 and 18 years old. They form 40% of the total population of prostitutes in India.
  • 500,000 children are forced into prostitution every year
  • 50 percent of India’s children are malnourished and underdeveloped.
  • Parents will break their child’s limbs to make them more appealing beggars.
(taken from the Friends of the Good Samaritan site)

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