One in ten children die before their first birthday. One in six children die before their fifth birthdayReality is sometimes hard to look at. Let it sink in and move you.
44% of the population is under 15 years old
60% of children in Ethiopia are stunted because of malnutrition
The median age in Ethiopia is 17.8 years old
There are roughly 4.6 million orphans in Ethiopia
Ethiopia's doctor to children ratio is 1 to 24,000
Per capita, Ethiopia receives less aid than any country in Africa
Half of the children in Ethiopia will never attend school. 88% will never attend secondary school
Coffee prices (Ethiopia's only major export) declined 40-60%from 1998-2002
Severe drought struck the country from 2000-2002
- first year no crops
- second year no seeds
- third year no animals
Thursday, June 24, 2010
(JS) So we're a few weeks into our journey of adoption, and we've had a few people ask us...why Ethiopia? I was browsing "The Crazy Roots" blog (another ET adoption family) and found these amazing stats on Ethiopia that have impacted me significantly. I'm glad Ethiopia chose us...
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