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Fact File: Zambia

Zambia, a nation in the heart of Africa is famous for the warmth of its people and unsurpassed areas of natural beauty.  However, although making significant strides forward, Zambia remains one of the poorest worldwide.  

The United Nations Human Development Index places Zambia 164 out of 189 countries.  This figure highlights the very large gaps in well-being and life chances that confront the Zambian people.  What does this mean for Zambia’s 13 million population: