destination Zambia

The next week I would like to share my experiences and thoughts of our Friends4life visit to Zambia, some facts about the country to start with:

Population: 11.9 million

  • Average life expectancy: 42 years
  • Percentage of people not meeting daily food needs: 53%
  • Women dying in childbirth: 591 per 100,000 live births
  • Children dying before age 5: 119 per 1,000 live births
  • Percentage of children enrolled in primary school: 95.4%
  • Percentage of people aged 15-49 living with HIV/AIDS: 14.3%
  • Percentage of people with access to safe, clean water: 58%
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