6 Towns in Puerto Rico have 60% of their population living in poverty.
7 Towns in Puerto Rico have 70% of their child population living in poverty.
36 towns in Puerto Rico have 50% of their population living in poverty.
41% of its population is in poverty.
At the Poverty/Child Poverty Foundation we are deeply committed to the rigorous study and fight against poverty and child poverty in Puerto Rico.
rigorous study and the fight against poverty and child poverty in Puerto Rico. The levels of
poverty levels on our island are at alarming levels, almost four times the U.S. average.
the United States, a stark reality that compels us to act with urgency and commitment.
We recognize that education serves as a cornerstone of empowerment, and it is through this perspective that we focus the majority of our efforts on education.
through this lens that we focus most of our efforts.
By implementing innovative educational programs and supporting research initiatives, we aspire to provide individuals and communities with the knowledge and
individuals and communities the knowledge and skills needed to break free from the chains of poverty.
chains of poverty.
A.W. Maldonado reviews the trajectory of how a public policy that encouraged investment and economic growth on the Island
led to an escalation of government budget deficits that irremediably led to the default of a debt of over $70 billion.