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What about poor children in America?

Over one billion children – more than half the children in developing countries – suffer from severe deprivation of basic human need and over one third (674 million) suffer from absolute poverty.

While explaining CEED and its mission, I often get asked, “what about the poor children in America?” It’s a fair question. Especially if you haven’t traveled to a third world country and seen firsthand what third world poverty looks like. Here’s the difference, in Africa, child poverty means hunger, disease, illiteracy, abuse, lack of healthcare, and…

Life as a child in Africa


Contributed by Kathy Sullivan, Executive Director, Operation Dignity International. If you were a child in Ghana this is how you would start your day.  If you were very young, your mother or older sister would put you in a tub and wash you from head to foot – all at one time. If you were…