State of the Village Report-2014

STATE OF THE VILLAGE REPORT – 2014 

 
If the world were a village of only 100 people, there would be:

     60 Asians,
    16 Africans, 
    10 Europeans, 
      8 people from Central & South America, Mexico & the Caribbean, 
      5 from the USA and Canada, and
      1 person from Australia or New Zealand
Source: www.census.gov/population/international/data/idb/informationGateway.php

The people of the village would have considerable difficulty communicating:

 17 people would speak a Chinese dialect (12 of them Mandarin) 
      6 Spanish,
      5 English,
      4 people Hindi/Urdu, 
      3 Arabic,
      3 Portuguese, 
This list accounts for less than half the villagers. The others speak (in descending order of frequency) Bengali, Russian, Japanese, Javanese, Lahnda, German, French, and over 7,000 other languages.

            Source: www.enthnologue.com/statistics/size
In the village there would be: 

     32 Christians,
     23 Moslems, 
     15 Hindus, 
     16 Nonreligious, Agnostics, or Atheists,
      7 Buddhists, 
      6 Folk or traditional religions
      1 All other religions (including Judaism, Baha’i, Sikhism, Shintoism, 
          Taoism, Zoroastrianism, to mention just a few.

In this 100-person community: 

    51 would live in cities. (footnote #1)
     23 would live in substandard housing.  (footnote #2)
     74 adults (age 15+) live in the village; & 16 of them illiterate. (footnote #3)
     14 would suffer from malnutrition. (footnote #4) 
     11 would not have access to clean, safe drinking water. (
footnote # 5)
     20 people would not have any electricity.  (footnote # 6)
         Of the 80 that do have electricity, most would use it only for light at night. 
     In the village would be 56 radios (footnote # 7)
, 22 televisions (footnote # 8),

         93 mobile phone subscriptions (footnote #9), and 9 computers (footnote # 10)
         (some villagers own more than one of each). 

     40 people are using the Internet.  (footnote # 11)
     17 people would own an automobile  

(some of them more than one). 

 (footnote # 12)
       8 people would possess 83% of the entire village’s wealth. (footnote # 13)
       The poorest 70% of the people would receive only 3% of the income 

          of the village. (footnote #14)
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Executive Director, Community Education Project
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