Azrou

Azrou

MOROCCO

Azrou

MOROCCO

Four million people in Morocco live below the poverty line, three million of them in rural areas, yet many families living just above the poverty line also face severe inequalities in income distribution, health care, and living standards. In Morocco, the average years of schooling for a child is far below other countries in the region and even further below the global expected standards for children ages 5-16.

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Bagamoyo

Bagamoyo

TANZANIA

Bagamoyo

TANZANIA

Among the most prevalent issues that local people in Bagamoyo deal with are those presented overcrowding and the resultant shortage of natural and social resources, the residual effects of a colonial past, and the omnipresent impact of HIV/AIDS. In Bagamoyo, you'll volunteer working side-by-side with local communities as they strive to address these pervasive issues and work toward a more economically independent and sustainable future.

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Bangkok

Bangkok

THAILAND

Bangkok

THAILAND

Poverty has declined substantially over the last 30 years in Thailand. Large-scale income inequality, however, poses a significant challenge to families. Vulnerable groups, such as migrants, informal workers, and displaced persons are not equally benefiting from Thailand’s economic successes. Women and children are still vulnerable and gender equality continues to stifle progress. With more than 7.3 million people living in poverty, and the majority in rural areas, the drive to move to cities such as Bangkok is strong.

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Cartago

Cartago

COSTA RICA

Cartago

COSTA RICA

More than 1.1 million Costa Ricans live in poverty - that’s 1 in every 5 individuals - and the population living in extreme poverty increased last year. Women and children are particularly vulnerable, and Costa Ricans living in poverty are more likely to live in a single-parent home with a higher-than-average number of children under 5 years. With more than 77% of this population working in the informal sector, a lack of employment security and fewer years of education are pressing concerns.

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CCS Refugee Program

CCS Refugee Program

GREECE

CCS Refugee Program

GREECE

Of the total 22.5 million refugees in the world today, less than 1 percent have been resettled. Over 62 thousand refugees from Syria, Afghanistan, and elsewhere are currently stranded in Greece, living in temporary camp structures while they wait, often indefinitely, for resettlement. CCS is responding to this humanitarian crisis by launching our first-ever direct aid program, focused entirely on hands-on service to meet the most urgent needs of vulnerable residents of refugee camps in Greece.

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Dharamsala

Dharamsala

INDIA

Dharamsala

INDIA

Persistent inequality in India is reflected in the low human development attainments of the country’s most marginalized groups including castes, women, the transgender community, people living with HIV, migrants, and tribal and rural populations. More than 800 million of India’s 1.25 billion people live in the countryside, and a quarter of this rural population lives below the poverty line, totaling 216 million individuals. The government estimates average monthly incomes per agricultural household across the whole of India at only US $105.

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Lima

Lima

PERU

Lima

PERU

Peru has historically been one of the poorest and most unequal countries in Latin America. Despite sustained economic growth for over a decade, distribution of wealth remains one of Peru’s greatest challenges. More than 70% of the population lives in cities, with 33% of the urban poor found in the capital of Lima. It is estimated that 1/3 of the population of Lima, many of whom are indigenous migrants, live in poor conditions in shantytowns like Villa el Salvador.

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Rabat

Rabat

MOROCCO

Rabat

MOROCCO

Four million people in Morocco live below the poverty line, three million of them in rural areas, yet many families living just above the poverty line also face severe inequalities in income distribution, health care, and living standards. In Morocco, the average years of schooling for a child is far below other countries in the region and even further below the global expected standards for children ages 5-16.

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Tecpan

Tecpan

GUATEMALA

Tecpan

GUATEMALA

Since the end of its civil war in 1995, Guatemala has made incredible strides as a nation, however, the continuous influx of new residents combined with a high birth-rate has depleted resources, and city planning cannot keep pace. As a volunteer in Tecpán, you’ll work alongside the Kaqchikel Maya population to advance educational opportunities for children and provide support to alleviate poverty to this indigenous population.

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Volta Region

Volta Region

GHANA

Volta Region

GHANA

Poverty is endemic in Ghana and has devastating effects on children and families. There are 1.2 million children in Ghana living in extreme poverty, often suffering from malnutrition, and not meeting child development milestones (28% of the country). Nearly 623,500 children of primary school age are not enrolled in school, in addition to one in four kindergarten-age children.

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