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Poverty in Chile has a fairly low percentage of 14.4 percent, which is lower than the United
States. However, Chile’s problem lies in the country’s high rates of income inequality: and this
alone has driven around 10 percent of people into poverty.
The inequality also reverts back to the poor education systems. There are approximately 75,000
Chilean children who do not attend school. The number of uneducated closely correlates with those
living in the deepest poverty.
In truth, 75 percent of growth out of 8.4 percent went to the rich, and only 10 percent went to
the poor. This information is not clear in reports about the nation. The world acknowledges Chile
as a developed country, but only 20 percent have incomes matching those of a developed country.
The rest, what is hidden, exposes the true extent of poverty in Chile.
The Chilean economy is reliant on copper prices. Chile’s GDP rises when prices go up, but this
alone does not create jobs that lead to prosperity. The truth about poverty in Chile shows that
the GDP growth does not always benefit the majority of people.
In order to reduce poverty in Chile, national and international education reform advocates suggest
significantly increasing expenditures in education. The goal would be to produce quality
institutions and in turn, reduce poverty. Some economists even suggest a change in tax rates,
because the low tax rates are one main reason why inequality has not been reduced. By fixing the
tax problems, Chile could solve issues like the poor education and poverty significantly.
HOW WE HELP
We fund small projects in Chile that help children develop their talents, realize their full
potential, and learn to cope with life’s challenges. Currently, our mission is focused on improving
the quality of education for vulnerable children.
Please help us continue to help the people of Chile by making a donation today.
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Sunrise, FL 33351
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