Tej Kohli Philanthropist, Children in Costa Rica
In spite of the continuing development of Costa Rica, some significant socio-economic problems remain, including child labour (particularly in coffee production) and high child poverty rates. One in four children in Costa Rica live below the poverty line and children are the primary victims of poverty in the country. Some do not even have access to clean water, an education or a healthy diet. Furthermore, 10% of children in the country die before they reach the age of 5. In Costa Rica, The Tej Kohli Foundation works to provide nutritional and educational support to under-privileged children, complementing government services.