The causes of poverty in Kenya include extreme health problems, drought and unequal distribution of wealth. Diseases like malaria and HIV/AIDS have increased the poverty of the population. The vast majority of Kenyans live in rural areas and lack access to clean water and adequate health care.Continue Reading
According to the World Poverty Portal, Kenya has one of the world's highest rates of growth with a population that has tripled in size in the last three decades. There is also a disproportionate number of women who are the sole providers for their children. According to the World Bank, nearly a third of rural Kenyan households are headed by women. These women rely almost exclusively on subsistence farming for sustenance and receive very little aid from the government. Much of Kenya is arid or semi-arid making farming in a lot of areas challenging.
Children often leave school in order to work in the fields. Child labor is a difficult issue to address because so many children are orphaned or leave when they are forced into the fields due to poor harvests and drought. An increase in droughts and floods coupled with soil erosion and poor water management have become increasingly urgent issues over the last decade.Learn more about Africa
Kenya grows plums, pears, apples, grapes, oranges, lemons, tangerines, bananas, loquat, dates, pawpaws, pineapple, avocados, peaches, apricots and passion fruit. Most fruit is grown in the Highlands region. Due to investments by foreign entities, horticulture in Kenya is expansive.Full Answer >
In 2015, the main causes of poverty in Ethiopia are natural disasters and poorly developed agricultural practices. Other causes of poverty in the country are unstable global markets, the spread of HIV/AIDS and malaria, lack of basic infrastructure, and lack of participation in awareness programs and policy-making processes.Full Answer >
Kenya is located in east Africa, and its neighboring countries are Ethiopia, Uganda, Somalia and Tanzania. The country is named for Mount Kenya, the second-highestÂ mountain peak on the continent.Full Answer >
Kenya's fame derives primarily from its variety of landscapes and climates, exotic wildlife and long-distance runners. Kenya's diverse topography includes towering mountains, sweeping savannas, woodlands, plains and deserts. These areas produce many different climates, which serve as tourist destinations, draw world-class photographers and support plant and animal life exclusive to Kenya.Full Answer >