Child Sponsor Cameroon
Cameroon, with its population of some nineteen million, is a
relatively stable state, albeit one with limited scope for
personal freedom, with power remaining vested in its president.
Life expectancy for a child in Cameroon is just over 54 years, not
helped by the prevalence of HIV/AIDS. Of the 9,142,000 child
population in Cameroon, a staggering 300,000 have been orphaned by
AIDS and a further 45,000 are infected themselves.
of these orphaned children, along with others who escape poverty
or family breakdown, end up on the streets living through vending,
begging or stealing. Over 50% of children in Cameroon live below
the poverty line and child mortality rates for the under fives are
on the increase.