a soil- transmitted parasite that affects 740 million people worldwide
Long-term physical effects include stunted growth, decreased cognitive development, anemia and chronic fatigue.
Studies show that children affected by hookworm are 20% less likely to go to school and earn 40% less in adult life.
Prevention and treatment includes education, medication, improved hygiene and sanitation and protection from soil.
Giving Partners like IMA World Health give de-worming medication along with shoes to children, helping them stay healthy with a combination of prevention and treatment.
SOURCE: Bleakley, 2007 & WHO
In many developing countries, shoes and uniforms are a requirement for school
Every year of school can increase a child’s future earnings by 10%.
Providing school uniforms, which often includes shoes, to children that cannot afford them can increase school attendance by 62%.
Giving Partners like goods for good provide shoes, uniforms and educational support to help children stay in school.
SOURCE: UNESCO, 2010 & Evans, 2009
Poverty can affect a child's
feelings of self-worth
Confident, healthy children are more likely to stay in school, become leaders and seize opportunities for themselves, their families and community.
Meet children's basic needs as part of deeper engagement in education, health and community leadership.
Giving Partners like Save the Children and Cambodian Children's Fund provide youth leadership programs where students help educate the community on health and hygiene and provide shoes to younger children.