Several images of artisans and families in Latin America
IMPORTS FROM LATIN AMERICA

MILLENIUM DEVELOPMENT GOALS

What you can do through the purchase of fair trade crafts from Tree of Life Imports


Eradicate Extreme Poverty and Hunger

One billion people live on less than $1.00 every day. One person dies of hunger every 3.5 seconds. Each one of them is a child of God.

Achieve Universal Primary Education for Children

More than 100 million children are not in school today, and 70% of them are girls. Yet, educated children have better access to economic opportunities, are less vulnerable to disease and contribute more to society.

Promote Gender Equality and Empower Women

Women have an enormous impact on the well-being of their families and societies—yet, many often never realize their potential. Empowered women die less often during childbirth, develop healthier and better-educated children, and become leaders in their own communities.

Reduce Child Mortality

Every three seconds, a child under the age of five dies. The majority of these tragic deaths are preventable through a combination of clean water, sanitation, improved nutrition and medical treatment.

Improve Maternal Health

Every year, more than 500,000 women die from complications of pregnancy and childbirth. In some parts of the world, expectant mothers are as likely to die in childbirth as they are to live to see their baby.

Combat HIV/AIDS, Malaria and Other Diseases

Preventable diseases like HIV/AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis destroy families every day. Health education, proper sanitation, and access to clean water, mosquito nets and inexpensive medication can save millions of lives.

Ensure Environmental Sustainability

God made us stewards of creation. Clean water and sanitation can work together to save lives and create productive, thriving societies of human beings.

Create a Global Partnership for Development

The success of the MDGs depends on all of us: rich and poor alike, as well as our churches, corporate institutions, and governments. A fair trading system, increased international aid, and debt relief for developing countries will help us to realize the goals.



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