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Poverty in Guatemala

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Genesis Padilla

on 9 April 2015

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Poverty in Guatemala
Jeff, Caite, and Genesis
This is how we live
Extreme poverty
How it affects the family
Tears family apart
Homelessness and insecurity
Negative effects on health
Excluded from sight
Demean and humiliates family
Statistics
Population: 15.47 million
Poverty line: 54%
Life expectancy: 72
Gross National Income (GNI) for each person: $2,740
Lower Middle Class Annual income average: $1,619
Education
73.5 % of the population is enrolled in school
3 out of 10 students graduate from 6th grade
Enrollment rate for middle school is less than 40%
Reasons for not being enrolled in school
Well-being
Cost
Family Obligations
Overview
As a group, we acknowledge that Guatemala is under bad poverty. Some people have actually lived only on a $1 per day. Others can not provide $1 every day. Work fluctuates from day to day which affects the daily well being of families.
Poverty in Guatemala
Nutrition
Common foods
Tortillas
White Rice
Black Beans
Refried
Mashed
Whole
"Living on One Dollar"
4 friends embark on a journey to live in poverty in Guatemala for 6 weeks (56 Days).
References
Guatemala. (2015, January 1). Retrieved April 2, 2015, from http://data.worldbank.org/country/guatemala
EDUCATION. (2014, November 10). Retrieved April 9, 2015, from http://www.usaid.gov/guatemala/education
Guatemala - Global Education Fund. (n.d.). Retrieved April 9, 2015, from http://www.globaleducationfund.org/guatemala/
Fourth World Movement, I. M. (1995). This is How We Live: Listening to the Poorest Families
Ingrasci, Z., Leonard, S., Temple, C. (2013)
Living on One Dollar
[Documentary]. United States
Micro, Mezzo, Macro Levels
Micro
Children
Workers
Parents
Families
Teachers
Mezzo
Schools
Banks
Small Businesses
Macro
Villages
Community
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