0756125 The Coconut Vendor

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0756125 The Coconut Vendor

  1. 1. Gathering the Goods.... Ekpene gets up every morning at dawn to collect coconuts and prepare them for the day’s sale.
  2. 2. Heavy Load.... Once he has finished collecting and preparing coconuts, he places them into a large basket and carries the heavy load on his head.
  3. 3. Making a Living.... Whenever a customer wishes to buy a coconut, he wields his machete and cuts the coconut into manageable pieces with expert precision.
  4. 4. Bringing Home the Bread.... At the end of the day he returns home and shares his earnings with the rest of the family, which rarely ever amount to more than the equivalent of 10 dollars CAN.
  5. 5. Ekpene is Only 9 Years Old.
  6. 6. Ekpene is Far from Alone.... Over Half of the Percentage of the World's world’s children are Children living Above/Below living in poverty. the Poverty Line (data from www.globalissues.org) % of Children Living Above Poverty Line % of Children Living Below Poverty Line
  7. 7. Consider this.... For the 1.9 billion children from the Of the 1.6 Billion developing Children world, there are: In the Developing World… -640 million without adequate shelter (1 in 3) -400 million with no access to safe water (1 in 5) -270 million with no access # of Children without adequate Shelter to health # of Children with no Access to Safe Water services (1 in 7) # of Children with no Access to Health Services (data from www.globalissues.com) No Data
  8. 8. Help Eliminate Child Poverty.
  9. 9. References: -All Data Courtesy of: http://www.globalissues.org/article/26/poverty- facts-and-stats -All Images Courtesy of: http://www.gettyimages.com Colour Code: Black + Grey= Despair Gold= International Ribbon Colour of Poverty

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