Africa is the world’s second-largest and second most-populous continent, behind Asia in both categories. Countless children in Africa have to grow up without parents and in poverty. The unimaginable size of Africa ensures that things vary region by region, country by country, community by community. As a result, there is not one Africa – it is a region known for its variety and diversity in terms of everything from climate to culture to individual experiences.
14 out of many countries where poverty is currently rising are in Africa, according to a 2018 report by Brookings Institute. These projections indicate that if current trends continue, Africa will be home to 90% of the world’s poorest people by 2030. Africa is a continent where the majority of the world’s natural resources are found but instability and a lack of infrastructure have prevented their excavation.