South Africa is a country located at the southern tip of Africa that has a population of over 51 million people. It is a prime tourist destination for people wanting to go on safari in Kruger National Park or enjoy the vineyards on the Western Cape. Though South Africa is rich in natural resources making it Africa’s largest economy, many South Africans continue to live in extreme poverty.
1.4 million children live in homes that have no safe water supply.
6 million people in South Africa have AIDS. The highest number of people living with AIDS in one country in the world.
2.1 million children in South Africa have been orphaned by AIDS alone.
45% of children in South Africa attend secondary school.