Bible Teaching Notes
Friday, September 22, 2017
Omar C. Garcia

A Village of Just 100 People

 
If we could reduce the world’s population to a village of precisely 100 people, with all existing human ratios remaining the same, the demographics would look something like this:
 
The village would have 60 Asians, 14 Africans, 12 Europeans, 8 Latin Americans, 5 from the USA and Canada, and 1 from the South Pacific
 
51 would be male, 49 would be female
 
82 would be non-white; 18 white
 
67 would be non-Christian; 33 would be Christian
 
80 would live in substandard housing
 
67 would be unable to read
 
50 would be malnourished and 1 dying of starvation
 
33 would be without access to a safe water supply
 
39 would lack access to improved sanitation
 
24 would not have any electricity (and of the 76 that do have electricity, most would only use it for light at night.)
 
7 people would have access to the Internet
 
1 would have a college education
 
1 would have HIV
 
2 would be near birth; 1 near death
 
5 would control 32% of the entire world’s wealth; all 5 would be US citizens
 
33 would be receiving — and attempting to live on — only 3% of the income of “the village”

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