Krisztiàn is 2 years old and lives with his parents János and Gizella. They live in Gilvanfa, a remote Roma village and one of the poorest in Hungary. In the country, 12% of the population is at risk of poverty with an ‘at risk of poverty’ income threshold of 220 Euros per month. With mounting debt and only 200 Euros a month from the government, they are in dire straits. Thanks to the Cheerful Childhood Foundation, which helps to integrate disadvantaged children aged 0-5 through early skills development, Krisztiàn can have a positive educational experience. A first step in breaking the vicious cycle of inherited poverty.
*Data from 2008, latest data available
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