– Africare works to improve the quality of life in Africa.
Africare works in partnership with African communities to achieve healthy and productive societies. Africare’s approach places communities at the center of development activities. Africare believes that only through strong communities can Africa feed itself, appropriately exploit its natural resources, educate, care and protect its children, promote the economic well being of African people and live in peace.
The Rebublic of Eritrea:
– Life expectancy in Eritrea is just 53 years. In the United States, the average person can expect to live to the age of 77.
– Of every 1,000 babies born alive in Eritrea, 85 will die before their fifth birthdays — compared to only 8 out of 1,000 in the United States.
– Safe water is accessible to just 57% of the people of Eritrea. Almost everyone in the United States has access to safe water.
– Illiteracy is a major problem in Africa, as well as is the disparity between men’s and women’s education. In Eritrea, 70% of the men and just 48% of the women are literate (UNDP statistics). In the United States, nearly all adults — 97% of both men and women — can read and write.
– Annual per capita income in Eritrea is $890 (GDP per capita, ppp US$). It is $35,750 in the United States.