This ministry isn't just an act of benevolence, but it's who we are. Furthermore, caring for those in need is not just core to our ministry but its also central to our basic calling as followers of Christ.
--Gerry Keens-Douglas President
RANKING FOR MOST ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION (per person) IN THE CARIBBEAN
RANKING FOR MOST CASES OF EXTREME POVERTY IN EASTERN CARIBBEAN
PERCENTAGE OF THOSE LIVING IN POVERTY ON OUR SIDE OF THE ISLAND
RANKING FOR MOST ALCOHOL CONSUMPTION (per person) IN THE WORLD
PERCENT OF THE POOR POPULATION ARE YOUTH
According to the World Health Organization (W.H.O.) 66% of the alcohol consumed is liquor such as rum. In fact, there are over 5 rum factories on the island alone.
According to the W.H.O., substance abuse is "epidemic" with the average Grenadian man drinking near fatal amounts of alcohol per year.
Most families live "from day to day". In fact, we know of multiple people that sleep in the woods behind our house.
Since kids make up most of the general population, that means most of those living in poverty are unfortunately kids.
According to the United Nations Development Programme (U.N.D.P.) despite overall wage increases and a rise in tourism, unemployment and poverty remain extremely high.
RANKING FOR MOST CASES OF RAPE CRIME IN THE WORLD
According to the W.H.O., "sexual coercion begins at an early age for Caribbean children, the first sexual experience of most young girls is often forced... as is the case for over 42% of girls below the age of 12."
PERCENT OF "POST-SECONDARY EDUCATED" LIVE OFF THE ISLAND
According to the United Nations, Grenada has the second highest emigration rate in the region. A two-minute conversation with any kid reveals the common desire, of every Grenadian child, to one day leave the island.
PERCENT OF “Heads Of Households" HAVE ONLY PRIMARY LEVEL EDUCATION
According to the U.N.D.P., although the literacy rate is reported at 96%, the functional ability to actually read is quite low. Also, low teacher qualification remains endemic.
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The Heartbreaking Reality For Most Grenadians Is A Life Marked By Poverty, Addiction And Abuse.