Did You Know?
School in Belize is free through the 8th grade, but the cost of uniforms and books is often beyond the reach of many families
After 8th grade, families have to pay for private schooling for their children
The free government controlled healthcare system suffers from a chronic lack of adequate funding, resources, and personnel
In this small country, 43% of the population lives below the poverty line, with 17% in an extreme state of deprivation
Minimum wage in Belize is $3.30 BZ ($1.65 US)