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Background: Sierra Leone
Sierra Leone is recovering from a brutal 10-year civil war that ended in January 2002. The country has a population of 5.2 million. The per-capita income was $340 in 2012 and the GDP growth average was above 5% over the past four years. The poverty rate for Sierra Leone is high at 66% and the country ranks 177th out of 186 countries in the 2013 UNDP.

Facts about Sierra Leone
Population: 5,868,000
Life Expectancy: 47 years
Access to Safe Water: 49%
School Enrollment: 69%
Land Mass: 27,699 sq. mi.
Literacy Rate: 41%
Under Age 5 Mortality Rate: 174/1000
Average Annual Income (GNI): 340