Where the world's 7 billion live.... This National Geographic map illustrates where and how the world lives. Not surprisingly, the areas with the highest income levels have greater life expectancy (77 for males, 83 for females compared to 58 and 60 in low income levels), access to improved sanitation (99 percent compared to 35 percent), among other human security factors. The need for development is critical in sub-Saharan Africa, where nearly 1 billion people live, many on $995 or less a year.
Deogratias and his two siblings live with their grandparents in Tanzania. Deogratias likes art and group games at his Compassion center. At home, he gathers firewood, helps in the garden and cares for animals. Deogratias has been waiting over a year for a sponsor.
A boy in Ethiopia supports himself with a walking stick. Compassion's work in the country began in 1993. Currently, 90,000 children participate in almost 400 development centers. At these development centers, along with nutritious meals for proper physical development, they also receive medical assistance and hygiene training to sty healthy. Tutoring helps to make up for any school deficiencies, and most important, they learn about the love of their heavenly Father.