Across the country of Nigeria, a recognizable need has developed for the provision of outreach services for the orphan children. While the obstacles that must be faced by participants can be seen as immeasurable, some of the most pressing issues facing the public today are the outbreaks of unemployment and poverty. This is especially evident in underprivileged, low-income populations. Each year the statistics become more disheartening.
According to recent reports, poverty in Nigeria is rising with almost 100 million people living on less than $1 a day, despite strong growth in Africa’s second largest economy. The percentage of Nigerians living in absolute poverty – those who can afford only the bare essentials of food, shelter and clothing – recently rose to 60.9 percent, compared with 54.7 percent in 2004, the National Bureau of Statistics said. The NBS said that relative poverty was most apparent in the north of the country, with Sokoto state’s poverty rate the highest at 86.4%. In the north-west and north-east of the country poverty rates physicians are unable to travel to their facility. The orphanage will utilize our gift to transport the children to their scheduled medical appointments and to address any emergency health needs that may arise. Additionally, the vehicle will allow our recipient to operate any additional children’s programs that requires transportation in the most efficient manner possible.