Consider the need in Mexico alone…
Half the total population in Mexico is in poverty and malnourished.
18% of children under 5 years old are underdeveloped by 2 sizes.
Malnutrition is the 6th cause of death among children.
4.7 million children suffer from omission of care.
2.8 million children suffer from negligence.
1.3 million children suffer from complete abandonment.
43% of children are educationally at risk, attending school only on occasions.
40% of Mexicans receive no health care.
42% of Mexicans receive government health care, but it typically takes a month to be seen by a doctor and 3 months to receive a blood test.
Respiratory problems and diarrhea are the 3rd and 4th causes of death among children.
6.3 million children are physically abused.
4 million children are emotionally abused.
1 million children are sexually abused.
60,000 children are exploited sexually.
225,000 children are exploited for labor.