Zambia sits in south-central Africa and borders eight countries. The country is named for the Zambezi River, which flows from northern Zambia to the Indian Ocean.
Life Expectancy: 57 years
Access to Safe Water: 64%
School Enrollment: 97%
Land Mass: 290,587 sq. mi.
Literacy Rate: 61%
Under Age 5 Mortality Rate: 89/1000
Average Annual Income (GNI): 1,350
Facts about Zambia
Lack of employment still remains a big challenge for the country. Reports indicate that only 600,000 of the total population of the country’s 13 million people are in formal employment.
Zambia has a high HIV prevalence rate. The HIV epidemic in Zambia impacts women and girls more than men and boys.
Food & Agriculture
Zambia depends heavily on agriculture, but inconsistent rainfall patterns have threatened farming seasons recently. This has led to food insecurity.
- See more at: World Vision