Venezuela


Population: 28,870,195

GDP per capita (US$): $16,054

Programs in Venezuela

Cabimas

Coro - Adopted

Maracaibo South

Maracaibo West

Merida - Adopted

Pinto Fijo

San Francisco

Venezuela - History and Demographics

Venezuela is a country on the northern coast of South America, consisting of a continental landmass and many islands in the Caribbean Sea. The continental territory is bordered on the north by the Caribbean Sea and the Atlantic Ocean, on the west by Colombia, Brazil on the south, Trinidad and Tobago to the north-east and on the east by Guyana. Venezuela is entirely located in the tropics over the Equator. Economic problems, as well as crime and corruption, were some of the main causes of protests. Since 2015, nearly 2 million people have fled Venezuela. Nearly 90% of Venezuelans live in poverty - a dramatic increase from 48% in 2014. Malnutrition is widespread.

Bountiful Children in Venezuela

In June 2018, Bountiful Children coordinators in Colombia started screening Venezuelan refugees for malnutrition. Within a couple of days of screening only those refugees in Cucuta and Barranquilla, Colombia they had found 250 malnourished Venezuelan children. 

In 2020, Bountiful Children was able to organize programs in Venezuela and begin supplement distribution to just under 1,000 children in seven different areas.