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The poverty rate in Argentina is on the rise. In 2017, the CIA estimated that 25.7% of Argentina’s
population lived below the poverty line. This poverty rate increased to 35.4% in 2019 and in the
same year, it rose again to 40.8%. This is also reflected in Argentina’s GDP which declined from
$642.7 billion in 2017 to $450 billion in 2019.
Many attribute the current state of poverty in Argentina to the unregulated spending of the
Argentinian government. Additionally, many critics of the government’s economic policies claim
that by spending more than what they have, the government created a public deficit. This increasing
fiscal deficit led to inflation which is at the root of Argentina’s poverty.
As mentioned, inflation resulted from the increasing fiscal deficit of the Argentinian government.
However, this was also a consequence of the continuous printing of pesos to pay off debts.
Consequently, Argentina’s consumer prices rose 53.8% in 2019. The lack of affordability of food,
for example, had drastic effects on Argentinian citizens’ lives. In addition, the Central Bank of
Argentina rapidly sold its reserve of foreign currency in order to counterbalance the rapid
depreciation of the peso. During the same time period, the Central Bank also increased interest
rates to 45%. All of these factors further contributed to the additional inflation in the
HOW WE HELP
Our projects in Argentina expand economic opportunity, enhance peace and security, and improve
democratic governance at the local level. We invest in local organizations that create
opportunities and promote civic participation. They also address challenges like food insecurity,
unemployment, and limited market access.
We work with underserved populations, including indigenous people, women, and youth. Most work in
areas of high poverty and inequality in the north and northeast, and with vulnerable urban
communities in greater Buenos Aires. .
Please help us continue to help the people of Argentina by making a donation today.
Friends of Hope International, Inc.
9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351
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