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79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011

79% of Sierra Leoneans had access to a water source within 15 minutes in 2011

That’s an 30 percent increase from 2005.

Source: 2014, Local Government Discretion and Accountability in Sierra Leone
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$15,900: The median wealth of young families in 2010, a third of young families’ wealth in 1983

$15,900: The median wealth of young families in 2010, a third of young families’ wealth in 1983

In regard to wealth accumulation, millennials are a “lost generation,” due to the recession, student loan debt, and other factors.

Source: 2013, Lost Generations? Wealth Building among Young Americans
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Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences

Federal prisoners are required to serve at least 87% of their prison sentences

Lowering the minimum amount of time served to 75 percent could save $1 billion over 10 years.

Source: 2013, Stemming the Tide: Strategies to Reduce the Growth and Cut the Cost of the Federal Prison System
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Only 1% of students who earned bachelor’s degrees in 2004 had accumulated up to $50,000 in debt

By 2008, the number rose to 3 percent; by 2012, it was up to 10 percent.

Source: 2015, Student Debt: Who Borrows Most? What Lies Ahead?
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About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government

About 80% of new mortgage originations are backed by the federal government

One of the goals of housing finance reform is to increase the supply of private risk capital in the housing market. 

Source: 2014, Johnson Crapo GSE Discussion Draft: A Few Suggestions for Improvement
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In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

In 2012, nonprofits lost 105 donors for every 100 gained

That year, nonprofits experienced negative growth in donors: gains of 866,000 were offset by losses of 909,000.

Source: 2013, 2013 Fundraising Effectiveness Survey Report
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