Sierra Leone ranks 183 out of 187 countries in the Human Development Index.
The average adult (currently 25 years and older) has had 2.9 years of schooling.
Worst Under 5 Mortality Rate
1 in 5 children die before the age of 5
73% of men believe in justified wife beating.
60-70% of the people in Sierra Leone are Muslim, while approximately 20% are Christians and the remaining hold other indigenous beliefs.
1 in 23 women die in childbirth.
38% of girls age 18 and under have given birth. 90% of women have undergone female circumcision.
During the brutal civil war over 50,000 people were killed and an estimated 27,000 were disabled or amputated.
The average life expectancy is 45.6 years.
Only 12.9% have access to any type of improved sanitation facilities. 57% have access to some type of improved water sources.
48% of kids ages 5-14 are involved in child labor.
The GNI per capita is $680 (U.S. $)