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Sierra Leone

Sierra Leone National Flag
Sierra Leone
World Vision in Africa: Sierra Leone 

Sierra Leone, a former British colony situated in West Africa, is slowly recovering from a brutal and decade-long civil war. About two thirds of the population engages in subsistence farming, which accounts for over 50% of national income.

See the communities World Vision works with in Sierra Leone:

1. Kpaka-Krim Go to Communtiy page 2. Galliness Perri Go to Communtiy page    
Sierra Leone National Map

FAST FACTS COMPARISON

Country Mortality Rate
Under Age 5
Mortality Rate
Life Expectancy
Life
Expectancy
Safe Water
Access to
Safe Water
Average Income
Average
Income
Schoool Enrollment
School
Enrollment
Literacy
Literacy
Rate
Land Mass
Land
Mass
Population
Population
 
Canada 6/1000 81 Years 100% $76,600 99% 99% 9,984,670 34,300,083
 
Sierra Leone 185/1000 57 Years 49% $340 69% 41% 27,699 5,868,000


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Country Challenges Geography & People
  • Over half the population lives on less than $1 a day
  • One of every 50 births in the country results in the mother’s death
  • Half of the population is chronically undernourished
  • About two thirds of the population depends on subsistence farming for survival

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