Poverty reduction in Africa


Many people migrate from the countryside to Nairobi in the hope of getting a job, just to realize that there are not jobs for everyone and ends up in the street. Photo © Mikkel Grabowski

Annually an average of about 1 milion tourists visit Kenya and during the past decades tourism has grown to become the biggest industry in the country as well as being a major economic generator in other african countries. Directly and indirectly hundreds of thousands of jobs are being created and supported by the revenues from tourism. Still poverty and unemployment is a serious problem for millions of africans but due to the social infrastructures in many parts of Africa it is estimated that about 10 people receives a financial spin off from every person having a paid job (Todaro and Smith; Economic Development, 2006). Therefore, by visiting Africa you contribute to help a vast number of people to survive and support their families.

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