Mother Africa


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Mother Africa

  1. 1. Mother Africa WE ARE DYING..... Mother Africa
  2. 2. I know poverty because poverty was there before I was born and it has become part of life like the blood through my veins. Poverty is not going empty for a single day and getting something to eat the next day. Poverty is going empty with no hope for the future. Poverty is getting nobody to feel your pain and poverty is when your dreams go in vain because nobody is there to help you.
  3. 3. Poverty is watching your mothers, fathers, brothers and sisters die in pain and in sorrow just because they couldn't get something to eat. Poverty is hearing your grandmothers and grandfathers cry out to death to come take them because they are tired of this world.
  4. 4. Poverty is watching your own children and grandchildren die in your arms but there is nothing you can do. Poverty is watching your children and grandchildren share tears in their deepest sleep. Poverty is suffering from HIV/AIDS and dying a shameful death but nobody seems to care"
  5. 5. Poverty is when you hide your face and wish nobody could see you just because you feel less than a human being. Poverty is when you dream of bread and fish you never see in the day light. Poverty is when people accuse you and prosecute you for no fault of yours but who is there to say some for you?
  6. 6. Poverty is when the hopes of your fathers and grandfathers just vanish within a blink of an eye.  I know poverty and I know poverty just like I know my father's name. Poverty never sleeps. Poverty works all day and night. Poverty never takes a holiday"                                        
  7. 7. Child Poverty in Africa - the facts 200,000 child slaves are sold every year in Africa. There are an estimated 8,000 girl-slaves in West Africa alone. About 120,000 African children are participating in armed conflicts. Some are as young as 7 years old. Children account for half of all civilian casualties in wars in Africa. One in six African children dies before the age of five. Most of these deaths could be prevented. Nearly one third of children in Sub-Saharan Africa are underweight. In sub-Saharan Africa, measles takes the life of a child nearly every minute of every day. An effective measles vaccine costs as little as $1 per child .
  8. 8. Between 12 and 14 million African children have been orphaned by HIV/AIDS. Nearly 2 million children under 14 years old are HIV positive. 43% of children in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have safe, accessible drinking water. 64% of children in Sub-Saharan Africa do not have adequate sanitation. Only 57% of African children are enrolled in primary education, and one in three of those does not complete school.
  9. 9. Faces of poverty in Africa - children   The face of Hunger in Africa   The face of HIV/AIDS in Africa   Poverty is the worst form of violence   Poverty never takes a holiday   Poverty is the parent of crime
  10. 10.   There is plenty hence poverty is evil   When the rich make war, it is the   poor that die. Poverty is not natural.   Poverty is man-made.. poverty kills..
  11. 11. Sit back and think for a moment..... Is this what GOD wants for his Children.....
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