Impact of Poverty on School Children’s in Malawi


Impact of Poverty on School Children’s in Malawi


Thommai Arockia Gaspar Devaraj


Poverty | Malawi

Publication Details

Vol:3; No:3;Sep-17 | ISSN: 2455-3921


Malawi is one of the poorest countries in Africa. 112 million people are living below the international poverty line and approximately 14.3 million are living in less than $2 in per day. Here one million Malawian children are orphaned due to HIV / AIDS. Once in ten adults have been affected by HIV / AIDS. The main causes of poverty are economic productivity of land, labor capital and technology. Due to this poverty poor access to health care, disease and food shortage. Malawi has a low adult literacy rate. Here only 65.8% of the population only can read and write by the age of 15. Malawian children are generally malnourished.


Thommai Arockia Gaspar Devaraj, Lecturer, School of Education, DMI St John the Baptist University, Central Africa


Thommai Arockia Gaspar Devaraj “Impact of Poverty on School Children’s in Malawi”. International Journal of Business and Economics Research (IJBER) 3.3 (2017): 328-332