June 22, 2009

The Need to Help...

My dream of helping the children of Africa is far from over. I want to see Kenya, Uganda, Liberia and Tanzania, just to name a few! I will always be called to help the people of this beautiful continent, and here's a few of the most compelling reasons why:

17 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa have died of Aids

At least 25 million people in Africa are infected with HIV

3000 children under the age of five die each day from Malaria

Over 12 million children in Africa are orphans, having lost their parents to war and disease

80% of the Sub-Saharan population lives below the poverty line - less than $2.50 a day

1 in 3 people are affected by gun crime

Thousands of people are killed, injured, raped and forced to flee from their homes as a result of the unregulated global arms trade

The average person in a developing country struggles to find 5 gallons of water a day

Thousands of children die each day due to malnutrition and the lack of medication

Millions of children are illiterate, not ever having access to education

Just some of the reasons why I am so passionate to help the people of Africa!

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