Research & Facts
- Swaziland ranks 141 out of 186 countries in the UNDP Human Development Index; 63 percent of Swazis live below the poverty line, surviving on less than $1.25 a day.
- A Survey conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) from 2005 to 2013 found 31 percent of children under five were stunted because of food malnutrition.
- Sixty-five percent of Swazi children are not able to attend school.
- Over ten percent of households in Swaziland are child-lead. Food is becoming the new currency among children that have only their bodies to offer.
- Swaziland’s population is 1.1 million people (2013 records). 52 percent of the population is under the age of 20 years and 79 percent of the people live in rural areas.
- Forty-six percent (552,000 people) are infected with HIV/Aids. Many pastors are performing funerals every weekend.
- Children die by age 3 if born w/ HIV.
- Fifty-seven percent of kids 15-23 yrs are HIV positive.
- If a child reaches 15, they have a six percent chance to make it to age 30.
- Because of HIV/Aids there are over 200,000 orphans and vulnerable children. Most have no one to protect them or their future.
- There are only 2,000 hospital beds in the entire country.
Through Beyond Survival, we're working to change these statistics.