Madagascar


Population: 25,054,161

Income per capita(US$): $401

Programs in Madgascar

Antananarivo Adopted

Antsirabe Adopted

Tamatave Adopted

Madagascar - History and Demographics

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean approximately 250 miles off the coast of East Africa. Madagascar belongs to the group of least developed countries. As a result of the island's long isolation from neighboring continents, Madagascar is home to various plants and animals found nowhere else on Earth. Approximately 90% of all plant and animal species found in Madagascar are endemic. This distinctive ecology has led some ecologists to refer to Madagascar as the “eighth continent”.

25% of the population live in areas highly prone to natural disasters. 76% of the population live in poverty making less that $1.90/day.

Bountiful Children in Madagascar

Chronic malnutrition is considered a major public health concern in Madagascar affecting 42% of all children under 5. The costs associated with child undernutrition represent 14% of the country’s GDP. Bountiful Children started helping communities in Madagascar in 2017.