Democratic Republic of Congo By: Casey Cullen
Overview of Democratic Republic of Congo • Located in Central Africa • 2,344,858 square km.
Overview: • Climate is tropical. • Society: 200 different African Ethnic groups. • With 5 different languages.
Economy • Economy: - Systemic corruption since independence in 1960, combined with country-wide instability and conflict that began in the mid-90s.
Education & Environment • As of 2010, 2.5% of the GDP • Stay about 8 years long- little more, little less. • There are many issues with the environment.
Military • Average ages between 18-45 can volunteer. - Male: ages 16-49. - Female: ages 18-48.
People • Obesity - adult prevalence rate is 1.7 %. • Underweight- 28.2% • Age 15- read and write. • Diseases are spread fast.
Poverty • Budget
Poverty/ HIV/AIDS • Half of the country is living below the poverty line. • Women are hit very hard by this • HIV/AIDS- affects 5.3% of the population
Rural vs. Urban • Rural: • Hard to get water • Hard to get a job • Urban: • Easy access to water • Unemployment is not a large problem.
Social Programs • DKT’s program.
Democratic Republic of Congo • The Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) was located in Africa, which was affected by poverty, HIV/AIDS, child labor, faced educational issues and more.
Works cited: • http://www.dktinternational.org/country-programs/democratic-republic-of-congo/ • https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/cg.html • http://www.ruralpovertyportal.org/country/home/tags/congo