Ever moaned about the weather in the UK? Of course you have, it’s a
national obsession, especially when it’s thrown such heaps of snow and buckets
of rain at us as it has over recent months. But next time you feel like
having a whinge about how rubbish stuff is here, maybe just have a check out of
this site – If It Were My Home.
This is a really interesting site, where, with just a few basic statistics
about each country you can get a snapshot of life. It’s also got a neat
mapping tool, which shows you the scale of disasters such as the recent BP oil
spill compared to Britain’s size.
If Malawi were your home instead of The United Kingdom you would…
be 59.5 times more likely to have
have 17.5 times higher chance of
dying in infancy
have 3.9 times more babies
die 28.24 years sooner
make 97.44% less money
experience 14.71% more of a class
use 98.2% less electricity
consume 98.14% less oil
spend 97.8% less money on health
Want to find out more about life in Malawi? Why not volunteer in a rural village and
experience it for yourself!