As you learn about poverty and its causes and symptoms, you will learn many facts about population. In fact, the world population facts are a good picture of how quickly the world is changing and how important and necessary organizations like Compassion are.
One of the most astounding facts about population is the sheer speed at which the world population is growing. Even with the high death rates of those living in poverty, the world population is still expanding at an incredible rate.
While the developed world argues over the ethics of issues like birth control and family planning, the poor continue to experience unprecedented population growth. Population facts show that a vast majority of the world's adolescents live in developing countries.
Compassion’s program educates those living in poverty to help them understand the issues surrounding population growth. When the poor begin to grasp the serious implications of the population facts and the role they play, they begin to understand how they can be a part of changing the facts.