Kenya named the most generous nation in Africa, as study reveals that most Kenyans donate money to charity

Kenya has been ranked among the most generous nations in Africa, after a study finds that more than half of Kenyans donate money to charity.

The research, which took place over a decade, surveyed 1.3 million people in 128 countries in total.

The study looked at how people in these countries give their time and money to causes that they care about over the last decade.

However the report, commissioned by the Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), also found that the Kenya now appears eleventh among the worldwide rankings.

It equally reveals that Kenya came second after Indonesia as the most improved countries overall, having increased their index score by an average of 19 points each.

The World Giving Index 2019 asks if people have helped a stranger, given money or volunteered for a good cause over the past month.

Other Key findings in the report include:

Three out of the top 10 most improved countries over the course of the study are in Africa; Kenya came second, South Africa is sixth and Rwanda is eighth.

Worldwide, more than 2.5 billion people helped a stranger over the past decade, with African countries accounting for seven of the top 10 places where people are most likely to do so.

In the past decade, men are more likely than women to help a stranger (49 per cent of men versus 46 per cent of women) but they are equally likely to have donated money (29 per cent of men and women).

Among the countries that improved most, half are from Asia, three from Africa and one each from Europe and North America. This illustrates that the culture of giving is not limited to a particular culture or religion.


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