Tag Archive for poverty

Twenty Thousand Surviving on Charity

The Spanish Catholic Church charity organization, Cáritas, attended to over 20,000 people in need in the province of Granada alone during 2013. Cáritas in its annual report pointed out that 13,117 of that number are from the city itself.

Health vs Poverty

“Approximately 1.2 billion people in the world live in extreme poverty. Poverty creates ill-health because it forces people to live in environments that make them sick, without decent shelter, clean water or adequate sanitation.” (WHO) This is also the reality in Nicaragua, where I had the opportunity to work in the mountains for six weeks.

Red Cross Help

La Caixa, with a budget for 2011 of half a billion euros, offers various programs around Spain with the aim of combating poverty.