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Tanzania

The Edmund Rice Mission began in Tanzania in 1988. Since founding a secondary school in Sinon, it now educates over 1350 students from various religious denominations and economic backgrounds. Although Tanzania remains one of the poorest countries in the world, with many of its people living below the World Bank poverty line, it has many positive aspects such as tourism which help to increase revenue within the country.

Population: 48 million
Life Expectancy: 60 years
Infant Mortality Rate: 45 per 1000
Public expenditure on health: 6% of GDP
HIV/AIDS: 1.4 million people or 5.6% of population
Public Expenditure on Education: 6.2% of GDP
% of children primary school age not in school: 2%
Unemployment in youth ages 15-24: 8.8%