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CEFA interventions are based on the principle of responsibility of the beneficiaries and to a long-term effectiveness of the projects. CEFA excludes from their actions: stand-alone welfare projects, interventions that do not require the active involvement of beneficiaries and training of local people are able to responsibly manage the project extending over time sustainability.

Even in situations of emergency, CEFA has always tried to combine the urgency of an immediate assistance with a long term rehabilitation
 
 
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ECUADOR

Almost half of the population, eight million, live below the poverty line. The few rich hold political and sell off the country's resources to multinationals. Among these, oil is exploited by foreign companies, without any benefits to the improvement of the lives of Ecuadorians. Their lives are indeed worsened by environmental pollution for which many protested, especially the natives, who demand respect of their territories ancestral. 

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GUATEMALA

Half of the population is in low growth, has learning difficulties, and sufferof  any kind of disease. Several factors should be taken into consideration: low level of education, resistance to change habits (also cultural), paternalism to which communities are used, large families up to 12 children with insufficient income to support them all. 

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KENYA

It’s a Republic with more than 42 million inhabitants, a country full of contradictions. The welfare of a minority of the population is opposing to the misery of many and where about 50% of population lives below the poverty line (147 out of 180, considering the human development). 

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MAROCCO

Despite last decade, Morocco has increased its GDP and the poverty rate has fallen in the city areas - thanks to remittances from Moroccans of the world- poverty was not won and remains endemic in rural areas where infrastructure deficits. Few opportunities of work and difficult access to credit are the main causes of exodus by young people who are trying their luck in cities or abroad.

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SOMALIA

Somalia is not only one of the poorest countries in the world, but it is also considered one of the most violent countries in Africa. 25 years ago a brutal civil war began and it is continuing also nowadays. Currently it is governed by a plurality of more or less autonomous state entities, each of them carrying a different level of control of the territory. Somalia is the third country in the world with the highest maternal mortality rate, 211 children on 1000 under five years die each year.

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SUD SUDAN

A country born only in mid-2011, where 90% of the population lives below the poverty line. The country depends almost exclusively on foreign aid. 98% of the annual budget comes from oil revenues, due to which even today the country is unstable and insecure. Since 2005 the country has received more than $ 4 billion as foreign aid. Expenses for maintaining the army are high, while industry and infrastructure are still awaiting development. Paved roads (60 km) are almost non-existent.  

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TANZANIA

In the country with the most beautiful parks of Africa, the human development index is around the bottom of world rankings. A small elite holds a great share of power and wealth (in spite of the majority of the population), with a GDP per capita of about $ 500 US (2008). Another political and economic problem, common to all Africa countries, is the phenomenon of corruption, present in endemic form in the administrative apparatus of the country.  

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TUNISIA

Unexpectedly, Tunisia has raised a wind of secularism, from the ashes of that country, cradle of the Arab revolutions in the start the decade. A breakthrough that could mark a new era for Tunisia and other countries of the Maghreb, bringing them out from tribal chaos or from the military regimes, after a season of riots and high expectations.

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