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Belize, Costa Rica, Cuba, Haiti, Jamaica, Lesotho, Namibia, South Africa
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Poverty
Experience Mission is a non-profit organization demonstrating God's love throughout the world by empowering communities, developing leaders through Immersion programs and internships, and mobilizing volunteers on short-term mission trips.
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Afghanistan , Armenia , Azerbaijan , Bangladesh , Barbados , Belarus , Belize , Benin , Bolivia , Burkina Faso ...See More Countries , Burundi , Cambodia , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica , Cuba , Djibouti , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Gambia , Georgia , Ghana , Grenada , Guatemala , Guyana , Haiti , Honduras , India , Indonesia , Iran , Iraq , Israel , Jamaica , Japan , Kenya , Lebanon , Lesotho , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Moldova , Mozambique , Myanmar , Namibia , Nepal , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , North Korea , Pakistan , Panama , Paraguay , Peru , Philippines , Rwanda , Senegal , Sierra Leone , Somalia , South Africa , Sri Lanka , St. Lucia , Sudan , Swaziland , Tajikistan , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , Togo , Trinidad and Tobago , Uganda , Ukraine , Vanuatu , Zambia , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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Children/Youth
At Eevah, we create beautiful jewelry with the desire to impact lives around the world. At the heart of our company is the passion to help children in under-resourced areas of the world.
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Albania , Argentina , Belize , Bolivia , Brazil , Burkina Faso , Canada , Central African Republic , Congo (Democratic Republic) , Costa Rica ...See More Countries , Cote d'Ivoire , Cuba , Dominican Republic , Ecuador , El Salvador , Ethiopia , Ghana , Guatemala , Guinea , Haiti , Honduras , Kenya , Liberia , Madagascar , Malawi , Mali , Mexico , Mozambique , Myanmar , Nicaragua , Niger , Nigeria , Panama , Papua New Guinea , Peru , Philippines , Republic of Chad , Sierra Leone , South Africa , South Korea , Sri Lanka , Swaziland , Tanzania , Thailand , The Republic of South Sudan , United States of America , Uruguay , Venezuela , Zimbabwe Show Less Countries
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Health
At Medical Ambassadors International we build relationships with the world’s most vulnerable people and together we work to heal communities both physically and spiritually.
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Belize, Bulgaria, Colombia, Congo (Democratic Republic), Honduras, Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Tanzania, Uganda, Ukraine
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Children/Youth
It was going to take a miracle to help ALL these children. God called this mother to do more. If one person could help one child find their forever family, assist in medical, nutritional and emotional development, or support in prayer, many children would find their Little Miracle. ...See More Since our adoption journey in 1998, our agency has grown by leaps and bounds! Show Less
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Human Rights
The most serious violations of human rights occurred from abuses of security forces and gender identity, as well as abuses related to sexual orientation discrimination.1 There were also occurrences of human trafficking. Additionally, there have been reports of police who used unnecessary excessive force while detaining suspects.2

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1 http://www.refworld.org/docid/53284b5ab.html
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Geography

Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Mexico
Area

Total 22,966 sq km
Land 22,806 sq km
Water 160 sq km

Climate

tropical; very hot and humid; rainy season (May to November); dry season (February to May)
Natural Resources

arable land potential, timber, fish, hydropower ;
Natural Hazards

frequent, devastating hurricanes (June to November) and coastal flooding (especially in south)
Current Environmental Issues

deforestation; water pollution from sewage, industrial effluents, agricultural runoff; solid and sewage waste disposal

Demographics

Nationality
Belizean
Population
334,297 (July 2013 est.)
Ethnic Groups
Languages
Religions

Finances

Tourism is the number one foreign exchange earner in this small economy, followed by exports of marine products, citrus, cane sugar, bananas, and garments. The government's expansionary monetary and fiscal policies, initiated in September 1998, led to GDP growth averaging nearly 4% in 1999-2007. Oil discoveries in 2006 bolstered this growth. Exploration efforts have continued and production has increased a small amount. Growth slipped to 0% in 2009, and has remained at just over 2% per year during 2010-2012, as a result of the global slowdown, natural disasters, and a temporary drop in the price of oil. With weak economic ...See More growth and a large public debt burden, fiscal spending is likely to be tight. In September 2012, the government paid half of a $23 million interest payment that had been due in August 2012. In January 2013, the government announced that it had reached a deal with creditors to restructure its $544 million commercial external debt, commonly referred to as the "superbond." The superbond represents one half of the country's public debt. A key government objective remains the reduction of poverty and inequality with the help of international donors. Although Belize has the second highest per capita income in Central America, the average income figure masks a huge income disparity between rich and poor. The 2010 Poverty Assessment shows that more than 4 out of 10 people live in poverty. The sizable trade deficit and heavy foreign debt burden continue to be major concerns. Show Less ;
GDP Purchasing Power Parity

$3.048 billion (2012 est.); $2.896 billion (2011 est.); $2.84 billion (2010 est.)
Gross National Saving

27.3% of GDP (2012 est.); 28.2% of GDP (2011 est.); 24.8% of GDP (2010 est.)
Agriculture Products

bananas, cacao, citrus, sugar; fish, cultured shrimp; lumber
Industries

garment production, food processing, tourism, construction, oil