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Togo

Take a tour of Kpawa!

The people of Kpawa, Togo want to welcome you to their community! Visit their village!
Take a tour of Kpawa!
The people of Kpawa, Togo want to welcome you to their community! Visit their village!

Basic Indicators

Source: UNICEF: The State of the World's Children Report

Population: 6,619,000 (2009)
National language: French, African languages
Per capita income: US$ 440/year (2009)
Life expectancy: 63 (2009)
% of population using
improved drinking water sources:
60% (2008)
% of population using
adequate sanitation facilities:
12% (2008)
Under 5 Mortality Rate: 98/1,000 live births (2009) 

Togo is a small West African country located on the Atlantic Coast. Roughly the size of West Virginia, Togo is bordered by Ghana to the west, Burkina Faso to the north, and Benin to the east.

Sponsor a child today!Togo’s economy and people are heavily dependent on subsistence farming. Nearly 70 percent of the workforce is employed in agriculture or related industries, with coffee, cocoa, cotton and yams as the main crops. Togo also has substantial phosphate reserves, and is the world’s fourth-largest producer of the mineral.

Plan's programs in Togo benefit over 26,300 children and their families, focusing on issues of health care, clean water, improved sanitation, and access to education for children. Except in emergency situations, Plan does not provide direct assistance. Instead, we help communities develop, grow and, ultimately, support themselves.

Hear from the children

An essential part of Plan's work is empowering children to discuss the issues that matter to them and to take part in decisions that affect their lives. To help you learn about these issues, the children in Plan communities have put together a series of publications called "See Our World": Read what the children have to say about their lives.