Imagine Asia

The Need

FACTS AT A GLANCE

Average Life Expectancy - 43 years

14 children die from preventable diseases every 30 minutes

One out of every four children dies before the age of five

Malnutrition among children is 50%

10,000,000 landmines remain after decades of war

One Afghan woman dies in childbirth every 30 minutes

20,000 women die in childbirth each year

Per capita GDP – $700

Disabled population is 17%

Population with access to improved water is 13%

Literacy rate is 14% for women and 43% for men

Just $93 in development aid has been spent per Afghan per year over the past seven years