Poverty facts and statistics help educate others about the issues facing children in poverty. Statistics include children's health, education, child labor, HIV/AIDS, water, hunger, child abuse and social issues.
The UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) directly parallel what Compassion does. But when it comes to goals and implementation we sometimes take a different approach. This is a quick analysis of the SDGs and how they most closely match our work, along with ways they overlap and differ.
The devastating reality of poverty becomes clear when you begin to understand the facts. The following fact sheets contain statistics to help educate you about many of the issues facing children in poverty.
In fiscal year 2015, 81.8% of Compassion's expenses went directly to program activities helping children in our programs. This is one of the highest percentages for a child sponsorship organization.
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