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WCU & South Africa
Dayo is eight years old and lives in South Africa. Her favorite subjects are writing and math, and she enjoys helping her friends
with their homework. When she grows up, she wants to be a teacher.
Dayo has AIDS. And she doesn't know it.
Dayo is only one of the 5.6 million people in South Africa infected with
the HIV virus. South Africa has the highest AIDS prevalence of any country
in the world. In 2005, there were an estimated 3 million children living
as orphans due to the AIDS virus. And that
number keeps growing.
66% of the nation's 18 million children
live in poverty
The average life expectancy due to AIDS is 44
Less then 20% of the one million citizens in
need of anti-retroviral treatment recieved it in 2005
Over 34% of South African households make less
then $2 per day