Unlike many other nations in Africa, Botswana is relatively wealthy not least because its the world's largest diamond producer and that wealth is for its modest population of just two
million. Whilst poverty is evident, particularly in rural communities, the real problem facing Botswana is the rampaging HIV/AIDS epidemic which has left nearly one hundred
thousand children in the country orphaned with over 15,000 children aged under 15 yrs infected themselves.
It is also estimated that 25% of all adults have the virus. And therein lies the problem in Botswana. It may have relative wealth, but it has too many orphaned children and too few adults to care for them.