Thursday, March 26, 2009

Why Adopt From Ethiopia

~ 1 in 10 children die before their 1st birthday
~ 1 in 6 children die before their 5th birthday
~ 44% of the population in Ethiopia is under 15 years old
~ Half the children in Ethiopia will never attend school
~ 88% will never attend secondary school
~ Ethiopia's doctor to children ratio is 1 to 24,000
~ Ethiopia has approximately 4.3 million orphans and the country is twice the size of Texas
~ Per capita, Ethiopia receives less aid than any country in Africa
~ 1.5 million people are infected with AIDS (6th highest in the world)
~ A child adopted in a christian home is a child who will know the love of Christ!
~ 720,000 children have been orphaned by AIDS alone
~ 60% of children in Ethiopia are stunted because of malnutrition
~ The median age is 17.8 years old
~ Per capita, receives less aid than any country in Africa
~ In the 90's the population grew faster (3%) than food production (2%)
~ Drought struck the country from 2000-2002 (first year no crops, second year no seeds, third year no animals)
~ In 1993, after 30 long years of war, broke from and became an independent nation leaving landlocked without any major seafaring ports

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