Tanzania is one of the poorest countries in the world. On average each person makes 1,100 US dollars a year compared to United states wher they make about 60,000 a year. That’s not even enough to pay rent for our house back in Seattle. The majority of kids don’t get an education, and if they do get to go to school, there are not enough pencils and it is just a plain empty classroom with a chalkboard. When I am walking on streets, there are never kids playing with toys.

More than 70% of Tanzanians live off of less than 2$ (4600 Tsh/TZH) per day. I do not even know how they live on that. A whole one third of women in Tanzania are deficient in iron, iodine, and vitamin A and two-fifths are anemic. However, poverty in Tanzania is decreasing. It started decreasing in 2001, and is decreasing faster and faster. More free public schools are being built for education and more children are getting educations.

Below: Tanzanian classroom (I look frowny because the picture was just caught at the wrong moment)

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