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Cuba






Cuba

Cuba

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“Friends of Hope” and send to:

Friends of Hope
PO Box 451513
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33345



Cuba’s economy is one of the most restricted in the world. Cuba ranks 177th out of 178 countries surveyed for economic freedom, placing it just above North Korea in the international listing. Restrictive property rights, rampant corruption, limited enforcement of law, and extensive government regulation hinder economic development. 6% of youth ages 15-24 are unemployed, and 2% of the total population is unemployed. The tension between loosening the current socialist economic system and the government’s desire for political control over the economy has plagued Cuba for years.

Strict government controls and the lack of published data make it difficult to discern how much of the Cuban population is living in poverty. Friends of Hope Estimates that the percentage could be anywhere from 5-26% of the nation. The invasion of the government into every area of citizens’ lives makes it nearly impossible for them to invest or create more wealth beyond what is needed day-to-day. Many families suffer from shortages of various commodities at some point or another.

Roughly 60% of Cuba’s agricultural land is negatively impacted by soil degradation, and water and air quality have declined in recent years. Cuba has begun to create new climate change policies, including the construction of reservoirs to help decrease water shortages. Cuba is also vulnerable to hurricanes.

HOW WE HELP

Friends of Hope works in Cuba to help farmers facing the effects of climate change to restore lands and crops, oversee quality of life and safe water programs in vulnerable communities, and works on sustainable agriculture in selected cities and towns.

Please help us continue to help the people of Cuba by making a donation today.




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9994 Nob Hill Place
Sunrise, FL 33351


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Internal Revenue code Section 501(c)(3)
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