Kenia is a republic with a president in Eastern Africa. Kenia is 14 times as big as The Netherlands and has 34.7 million inhabitants in 2006. The capital city is Nairobi. The activities from the Rafiki Kenia Foundation take place in the area between Mombasa and Tanzania, starting with Makongeni Village. Makongeni Village is situated 80 km southern from Mombasa.
Some facts about Kenia:
- 60% from the population is younger than 20 years;
- The average life expectance is for women 46,3 years and for men 48,1 years. By providing better education and better medical care this can be changed;
- The percentage of the people who cannot read and write was about 84% of the population in 2002.
- The average income per head of the popuplation is about 360 euro a year, which means 1 euro per day.
- The number of girls that finish their school is minimal. Girls have to work in the house at a very young age and often have children themselves still being very young.