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Caring for the Poor in Chile

Population: 17,789,267

Percentage Below Poverty Line: 14.4%

Chile was colonized by the Spanish in the 16th Century. Chilean independence was declared in 1810 and won in 1818. In the 1990s, Chilean government transitioned to a democratically elected republic. This brought great stability to Chile, which has continued to grow ever since. Chile is one of the most stable countries in South America. Chile faces some specific challenges, especially as its population continues to age. Most Chileans are Catholic (66.7%) or Christian (16.4%), while 11.5% claim no religious affiliation.

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Good Samaritan Sisters Run Hospital for the Poor

Chile - Congregation of the Good Samaritan are the religious sisters who do amazing work on the front lines of healthcare in Chile

The Congregation of the Good Samaritan Sisters (CGSS) was founded in Chile in 1978 by Mother Irene Garcia del Prado. CGSS is based on the parable of the Good Samaritan (Luke 10:25-37). The order serves in Chile, Spain, Colombia, and Mexico.

In Molina, Chile, the Congregation of the Good Samaritan Sisters operates a hospital that cares for the homeless, sick, and poor.

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