Percent Below Poverty Line: 32.1%
Venezuela has been in economic turmoil since 2013 beginning in the months following the death of President Hugo Chavez. Turmoil led to violence and crime, and inflation rose from below 20% to over 63.4% in six months which is higher than anywhere else in the Americas. The increase in inflation caused food, power, and water shortages leading to mass unrest. The most sustainable part of their economy, education, was becoming unaffordable. Thanks to your generosity many students are able to remain in school despite the astronomical cost of education.