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Developing Countries and Their Growing Self-Confidence

The Development of Kenya Since Its Independence

Your compassion, and that of any other humanitarian, fuels our passion for getting people where they are needed most. Your purpose is bigger than yourself’; you care about improving the lives of vulnerable people around the world. We’ve been active for more than 60 years, and we have seen many successful projects, such as those who’ve helped the local population in Kenya since their independence.

A better look at developing countries: Kenya

We are inspired every day by such efforts, and it’s rewarding to see humanitarian projects having an effect on countries. As Kenya marked 50 years of independence from Great Britain in 2013, the country made great strides. It has developed into one of the most economically successful African countries. Kenya’s population has more than quadrupled since 1963, growing from more than 8M to more than 44M people. Today, Kenya has the sixth highest population in sub-Saharan Africa. And it also kept developing economically, an extraordinary feat. Kenya is one of Africa’s “lion economies” and East Africa’s largest economy. The country has a set of ambitious targets in its bid to become a middle-income country by 2030. And they’re well on their way to achieving that inspiring goal. Kenya’s gross national income (GNI) per capita grew from $100 in 1963 to $850 by 2012. When they reach an amount of GNI per capita higher than $1,036, they can call themselves a lower middle-income country according to World Bank

In terms of reducing poverty, since an estimated 52% of people lived on less than $1.25 a day, more people live in poverty in Kenya today than in the early 1990s. And in terms of health, because child mortality rates, for example, have dropped significantly since independence and the proportion of people living with HIV, meanwhile, has fallen from a high of 10% in the late 1990s to 6% in 2012. So there’s absolutely no doubt that progress is being made, there is still much work to be done if the country wants to succeed at following the Sustainable Development Goals.

We often arrange flights to Kenya. We have been taking compassionate humanitarians to Jomo Kenyatta International Airport for many decades. Therefore, our knowledge of this vulnerable country, capital and airport is second to none.

Do not hesitate to contact us should you require up-to-date travel information about Kenya. We are glad to provide the necessary assistance from any of our 17 offices around the world. Contact a local Raptim office through our quick address locator to gain more insight on the current conditions of Kenya, Nairobi and Jomo Kenyatta International Airport.