Senegal, which is located in west Africa, has a population of more than 11 million, about 70 percent of whom live in rural areas. It faces a difficult battle against poverty.
- More than 50 percent of Senegal's men, and 70 percent of its women, over 15 years old are illiterate
- Per capita income is US$840 per year
- 51 percent of its population remains in poverty, particularly in rural areas
Grameen Foundation has developed a Progress out of Poverty Index™ (PPI™) that is an easy and flexible tool customized for a particular country. The Senegal PPI enables poverty-focused organizations there to track the progress of the people they serve.