Serving the healthcare needs of Colombia’s rural coffee farmers

theguardian.com  08-03-2019

Bive Foundation is improving the lives of low-income populations in Colombia through its affordable and easy-to-access healthcare and has plans to expand its reach with community health campaigns

 For farmers, preventative care can be time-consuming and costly without access to affordable local services

After decades of conflict and two years of uneasy peace, Colombia is beginning to make some progress towards addressing its historically stark gap between rich and poor.

But despite the efforts of reformers, Colombia remains a deeply unequal society. The country’s Gini coefficient, a measure of equality in which zero represents absolute equality and 100 represents absolute inequality, was 53.5, compared to the US’s rating of 41.1 in 2016 (World Bank, 2016). 

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