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MAP in the U.S.
The U.S. has a population of over 330 million people. Although the U.S. has the world’s largest economy by nominal GDP and net wealth, there are over 40 million people who live below the poverty line in the U.S. The income inequality in the U.S. is the highest of all the G7 nations with a continued increase of the wealth gap between America’s richest and poorer families.
Poverty entails more than the lack of income and productive resources to ensure sustainable livelihoods. Its manifestations include hunger and malnutrition, limited access to education, health care and other basic services, as well as mental and emotional trauma.
MAP works with 40+ partner schools and centers in various locations across the country to provide food, hygiene, basic provisions, and education to those in need. Additionally, MAP provides humanitarian relief to the victims of natural disasters in the U.S.
MAP Hunger Relief & Basic Provisions Program in the U.S.
Twelve percent of children in the U.S. live in poverty experiencing lack of food and other basic needs. We address these issues through our Nutrition and Outreach Programs.
Research has shown that hunger impairs a child’s ability to concentrate and perform well in school. It also shows that children who struggle with hunger are more likely to experience health and behavioral issues. MAP’s Nutrition Outreach Program helps fulfill the emergency and vital food needs of children facing food insecurity. This program provides protein and vegetables to children and their family on a regular basis. This improves childrens’ focus and attendance, which leads to better school performance and overall mental and emotional health.
MAP’s Hygiene Program addresses both the health consequences and the embarrassment which lies around lack of hygiene. We provide hygiene products and access to laundry facilities at our partner centers to the children in need so they can have the dignity they deserve.
At no time are disparities in the community more visible than during the holidays. Most impoverished families can’t afford to spend money on gifts and celebrations. Each year, MAP provides food, toys, blankets, gift cards, and other necessities to impoverished children within our community as part of our Holiday Helping Hand Project.
MAP Education Program in the U.S.
Education can open doors to jobs, resources, and skills that an individual needs to thrive and become self-sufficient. Studies have shown that access to early childhood and primary education not only supports a child’s well-being, but also gives them a better chance to succeed in their future learning endeavors.
MAP partners with schools and centers to provide educational opportunities to the underserved children in the community. We support after school STEM education programs to help bolster childrens’ understanding of these subjects for future learning. We also support early childhood learning by providing books and setting up libraries in schools and centers.