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Botswana

Botswana

Botswana is a country located in southern Africa and has a population of 2.1 million. Increasing conservation efforts have resulted in more tourists visiting the Okavango Delta and Great Kalahari Desert in recent years; however diamond mining dominates economic activity in Botswana. While Botswana has made remarkable progress in social and human development and has created one of the most stable economies in Africa, poverty is still a major problem.

20% of the population is living in extreme poverty.

25% of the population is believed to have HIV/AIDS (one of the highest incidences in the world).

100,000 children in Botswana are orphaned by HIV/AIDS alone.

< 40% of children in Botswana attend secondary school.