Located in southeastern Africa, Zimbabwe is a landlocked country bordered by Botswana, Mozambique, Zambia, and South Africa.

Population: 13,724,300
Life Expectancy: 58 yearszw1
Access to Safe Water: 80%
School Enrollment: 90%
Land Mass: 150,872 sq. mi.
Literacy Rate: 84%
Under Age 5 Mortality Rate: 90/1000
Average Annual Income (GNI): 680

Facts about Zimbabwe


The economic situation in Zimbabwe in recent years has particularly affected the education sector in rural areas. Challenges include low teacher retention rates, dilapidated school infrastructure, and low pupil to textbook ratio.

Child Protection
Roughly 48 percent of Zimbabwe’s 12.3 million people are under 18 years of age.

Zimbabwe has an HIV prevalence of at least 15 percent, and there is an estimated 300,000 children living with HIV.

-From World Vision