Africa has always been synonymous with poverty, in fact, Poverty and Africa walk together hand in hand. According to Gallup World, out of the 28 poorest countries in the world, 25 are from Sub-Sahara Africa, Central African Republic ranked the poorest in the world with a GDP per capital of $656 in 2016. Poor leadership, massive embezzlement, diversion of public funds, civil wars, international interference, poor economic and development policies are the most common causes of poverty in Africa.
*Poverty puts the lives of million of African children in jeopardy the moment they are born.
*Millions of them die before they are 5 years old from causes that could have been prevented with proper immunization, nutrition and sanitation.