IMG_0555Many children drop out of school because their tattered clothing is ridiculed. SWICF provides clothing for the children so they can stay in school.
2014-03-22 17.14.31 Once numbering in the tens of millions, Indians began this century with a population of barely 200,000. Today, there are 2.4 million, and are the nation’s youngest and fastest-growing minority.
q65 There are 557 Indian tribes in 33 states, with a combined population of 2.4 million people. Of those, 1.3 million live on reservations.
a429,100 homes, or 51%, of the homes on the Navajo Reservation lack complete plumbing. SWICF provides 55-gallon water containers for our Native American friends to fill.
2014-03-22 17.17.10Unemployment stays around 50% on most Reservations, rising to as much as 90% in some areas. In comparison, the U.S. unemployment rate is 4.2%.
2014-03-22 17.38.50American Indians are the country’s poorest, sickest, and least educated minority.
DSCF4661Suicides are 70% higher on Reservations than the rest of the U.S., accounting for approximately 17% of all deaths.
q14The primary heat source is wood for 54% of the Navajos.
6q788% of Navajo households do not have telephones.