Zimbabwe is a country located in Southern Africa that has a population of 13 million and contains the most fertile farmlands on the continent. It is home to Victoria Falls, one of the seven natural wonders of the world and was once the breadbasket of Africa, exporting wheat, tobacco and corn to the rest of the continent and beyond. Now, after years of political oppression, living in poverty has become a way of life for many Zimbabweans.
72% of the population live below the poverty line.
15% of the population are HIV positive.
1 million children in Zimbabwe are orphaned due to HIV/AIDS alone.
<50% of children in Zimbabwe attend secondary school.