Poverty and Africa
One of Africa’s biggest challenges is its perception outside of the continent. It is a large continent with 57 countries in total, each remarkably different, from north to south and east to west.
Most of us have a stereotypical view of Africa
Despite these issues Africa is changing, developing and growing. We must remember all its countries on average are less than 100 years old as independent entities. The UK has not got to where it is today overnight, so we should not expect Africa and its countries to either. However, that being said it does not mean we shouldn’t be working to help eradicate these issues.
Poverty is an undermining, divisive, destroying force, breaking up families, communities and helping disease persist. Solving poverty which is at the root of most, if not all, Africa’s problems will encourage growth and development. GAGA works mainly in South Africa but we have connections with the following countries too. These fact sheets from UN offer a very informative view of poverty, disease, and the challenges these countries are facing.
Despite these challenges we also need to celebrate success. Some facts about Africa can be very surprising and show the clear steps this continent and its many countries are making in going forward.