World Hunger Fact: Get Involved Now
805 million people – or one in nine people in the world – do not have enough to eat. 98% of the world’s undernourished people live in developing countries. Where is hunger the worst? Asia: 525.6 million Sub-Saharan Africa: 214 million Latin America and the Caribbean: 37 million. Aiming at the very heart of hunger, The Folinal Project is currently committed to work in Senegal, Benin, Burkina Faso,and Nigeria
Support Our Fight Against Hunger And Malnutrition Today!
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- Poverty, food prices and hunger are inextricably linked. Poverty causes hunger. Not every poor person is hungry, but almost all hungry people are poor.
- Empowering Girls
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- When a girl has the opportunity to be educated and healthy, not only does she benefit, society as a whole benefits. Read more about the state of girls in the world and the work Folinal Project is doing to empower girls
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- Malnutrition is more than the food deprivation typically perceived as “hunger.” Irrespective of the amount of food that is available, malnutrition occurs when the variety or quality of food is insufficient to support proper development and health
Facts About: Women and Children
60 percent of the world’s hungry are women.
50 percent of pregnant women in developing countries lack proper maternal care, resulting in 240,000 maternal deaths annually from childbirth.
1 out of 6 infants are born with a low birth weight in developing countries.
Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year. That is 8,500 children per day.
A third of all childhood death in sub-Saharan Africa is caused by hunger.
66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone.
Every 10 seconds, a child dies from hunger-related diseases.
The Folinal Project firmly believes that empowering women to be key change agents is an essential element to achieving the end of hunger and poverty. Wherever we work, our programs aim to support women and build their capacity. .