Why Africa?

Sometimes I feel a little weird. Sometimes I still get looks, questions, and skepticism about why I love Africa so much. After all, there are 5 other inhabited continents in the world with serious needs, issues, and injustices. Here are just a handful reasons today...

Africa is the hardest hit with orphaned kids. Eight out of ten children that are orphaned by AIDS live in Africa.

Africa accounts for only 10% of the world's population, but nearly 64% of the global burden of AIDS.

15,000 Africans are dying each day of preventable, treatable diseases - AIDS, malaria, TB - for lack of drugs that we take for granted.

In Africa, 165 of 1,000 kids [16.5%] die before their 5th birthday. In the U.S. and Europe, it's only 2 of 1,000!

Average life expectancy is 47 years in Sub-Saharan Africa, and between 35-40 for those countries hardest hit by HIV/AIDS.
In the U.S., it's 78 years old.

Just a few reasons why I'm a little crazy about Africa. Wanna sponsor a child who's affected by AIDS & poverty? CLICK HERE to sponsor a child from the same village in Malawi as our sponsored kiddos.