Where We Work

Serving the poorest of the poor – Hopes and Dreams work with the underprivileged and vulnerable in rural and remote areas to improve their living conditions. We target communities and beneficiaries who live below the poverty line, that is, they have an income of less than $2 per day.

In India and South Africa we operate economic empowerment (micro enterprise development) programs for women. Across sub-Saharan Africa we provide access to clean safe drinking water and hygiene and sanitation education. We currently have projects in Zambia & Zimbabwe.

Click on the highlighted sections of the map to find out more about where we work.

Zambia Statistics

Population: 12.9 Million
Capital City: Lusaka
Life Expectancy m/f: 42 / 43 years
Access to safe drinking water: 60%
Access to improved sanitation: 49%
Below poverty line (people living on less than $2 a day): 59%
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births): 111
Under five child mortality (per 1,000): 182
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1,000 population): 644 / 597
Adult literacy: 71%
HIV Prevalence, ages 15-49: 15% (15,087/100,000)
Proportion with HIV/AIDS, aged 15-24 years: 37% m, 34% f
Physicians per 100,000 people: 12

Sources: UNICEF (2010) State of the World's Children 2009 and WHO (2010) World Health Statistics 2010
NB. Official statistics tend to understate the extent of water and sanitation problems, sometimes by a large factor. There are not sufficient resources available for accurate monitoring of either population or coverage.
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South Africa Statistics

Population: 49,109,107
Capital City: Pretoria, Cape Town
Life Expectancy m/f: 50 / 51 years
Access to safe drinking water: 88%
Below poverty line (people living on less than $2 a day): 35%, often greater than 70%, in the rural areas
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births): 41
Under five child mortality (per 1,000): 57
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1,000 population): 598 / 531
HIV prevalence, ages 15-49: 15.4 - 20.9%
Adult literacy: 82.40%
Physicians per 100,000 people: 77

Sources: UNICEF (2010) State of the World's Children 2009 and WHO (2010) World Health Statistics 2010
NB. Official statistics tend to understate the extent of water and sanitation problems, sometimes by a large factor. There are not sufficient resources available for accurate monitoring of either population or coverage.
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India Statistics

Population: 1.171 Billion
Capital City: New Delhi
Life Expectancy m/f: 63/66 years
Access to safe drinking water: 88%
Access to improved sanitation: 31%
Below poverty line (people living on less than $2 a day): 28%
Infant Mortality Rate (per 1,000 births): 63
Under five child mortality (per 1,000): 76
Child deaths (under five) from diarrhoea per annum: 320,000
Probability of dying between 15 and 60 years m/f (per 1,000 population): 276/203
Adult literacy: 63%

Sources: UNICEF (2010) State of the World's Children 2009 and WHO (2010) World Health Statistics 2010
NB. Official statistics tend to understate the extent of water and sanitation problems, sometimes by a large factor. There are not sufficient resources available for accurate monitoring of either population or coverage.
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