Great Rift Valley- The biggest feature of Kenya is the Great Rift Valley located in the central and western part of the country. The valley basically dissects the Kenyan highlands into east and west.Maasi Mara- national wildlife reserve covers 25,000 km2 in Tanzania and KenyaMount Kenya- highest point
Only one that is not under water
Only orchestra instrument invented in the 20th century
Has one of the highest density of lion population in the worldIs known as the best wildlife reserve on the continent of Africa95 mammal species and 570 recorded bird species
Currency is the TT$ its is at about 5:1 exchange rate with the US$Trinidad and Tobago has earned a reputation as an excellent investment site for international businesses and has one of the highest growth rates and per capita incomes in Latin America.Economic growth was very high from 2000 and 2007 averaged slightly over 8%, significantly above the regional average of about 3.7% but growth has slowed and the GDP has shrunk since 2009.The growth had been fueled by investments in liquefied natural gas, petrochemicals, and steel. It is the leading Carribean producer of oil and gas.
However- its position is threatened bycorruption and reliance on upon primary goods whose cost have remained low and by low infrastructure investment.
The Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago is bicameral, consisting of a Senate and a House of Representatives. The Parliament as a whole is charged with certain responsibilities and is given special powers and privileges in order to effectively carry out its functions. - main parties are the People’s National Movement (PNM) the United National Congress (UNC), and the National Alliance for Reconstruction (NAR)
Population is estimated to be 1.3 million, Tobago only makes up 55,000 of thatThis is a billboard of a man goat racing. They have goat racing on Tobago, for 80 years they have been goat racing on Easter Tuesday. It was started as a way to entertain the lower class after the horse races on Easter Monday.The people- English is the official language. No real majority. The ethnic groups are interesting because nearly perfect split between East Indian, African and the rest mixed Religion- interesting because its almost an even split between Roman Catholic, Protestant, and HinduLife expectancy is 69 for men and 75 for women, which is 134th in the worldLiteracy rate is 99 for men and 98 for women
Population- 43 million, it is 31st worldwideEthnic groups- Kikuyu 22%, Luhya 14%, Luo 13%, Kalenjin 12%, Kamba 11%, Kisii 6%, Meru 6%, other African 15%, non-African (Asian, European, and Arab) 1%Languages- English (official), Kiswahili (official), numerous indigenous languagesReligions- Protestant 45%, Roman Catholic 33%, Muslim 10%, indigenous beliefs 10%, other 2%Life expectancy is 62 for men and 65 for womenLiteracy rates- 91 for men and 80 for women
17% living below the poverty line6.4% unemployment, 68th in the world
Cost of a habitat house is $20,000
Maasai village50% living below the poverty line40% unemployment, 185th in the world
Almost four years after the post-election violence that rocked the country in 2007/2008, internally displaced persons (IDPs) are still living in deplorable conditions, their tents now tattered and torn, and leaking heavily during the rains. Still hundreds of families that need proper housing. The direct cost of a habitat house is $1000
Trini and kenya
Trinidad & Tobago and the Republic of KenyaAnnie Allnutt
Trinidad and TobagoTwo Islands in the Caribbean, northeast of VenezuelaThe country covers 1,980 square miles Trinidad is the larger island, it is 94% of the country’s total area and is home to 96% of the population
Kenya Eastern African nation bordered by the Indian Ocean, Somalia and Tanzania
Features Unique to T&TThe Pitch Lake, Trinidad Holds approximately 10 million tons of asphalt. It is the world’s largest commercial deposit of natural asphalt which is mined and used for manufacturing and road paving
Kenya’s Economy Exchange rate is about 86:1 Kenyan Shillings to US$ Currently East Africa’s largest economy Tea is the largest export earner, followed by tourism
Government in Trinidad and TobagoChief of state is President George Maxwell Richards since 2003Head of government is Prime Minister KamlaPersad-Bissessar since 2010 Elections by electoral college for five year terms The President appoints the prime ministerThe Parliament of Trinidad and Tobago is bicameral with a Senate and aHouse of Representatives.Multi-party political system
Government in KenyaKenya is a republicThe chief of state and the head of government is President MwaiKibaki since 2002Presidents are elected to 5 year termsThe new constitution created in 2010 made a bicameral parliamentMulti-party system with the main parties being the Party of National Unity (PNU),the Democratic Party, and the Kenya African National Union (KANU)
Kenya- Housing After two decades of depressed economic performance there is an acute need for housing in both the rural and urban areas Based on the census of average household size of 4 persons- there are about 750,000 households in rural areas and 1,500,000 households in urban areas in need of housing.HFH Kenya has served 5,076 families in over 100 community groups in nine regions.