We work with children because within the context of poverty, they are one of the most vulnerable groups. Statistics from UNICEF demonstrate that:
– The infant mortality rate is 73 deaths for every 1000 born alive. The majority of these deaths happen in the first month of life, and 47% in the first week.
– Around 46% of all children under the age of 3 are too small for their age and 47% are underweight. Many of them are seriously malnourished.
– 20% of all children between the ages of 6 and 14 do not go to school due to issues such as caste, social class and gender differences.
Find out more about our projects with children: