Facts

Top 20 Most Generous Countries in Africa

5) Guinea

WGI score: 39
Helping a stranger score: 62
Donating money score: 26
Volunteering time score: 30

In this West African country, approximately 62 percent of the population is willing to help strangers.

4) Uganda

WGI score: 40
Helping a stranger score: 68
Donating money score: 22
Volunteering time score: 30

Uganda settling for fourth place, the country comes behind Nigeria and South Africa respectively. They help strangers happily.

3) South Africa

WGI score: 40
Helping a stranger score: 64
Donating money score: 23
Volunteering time score: 33

South Africans are polite. They are by custom hospitable and helpful. South African ultra-rich individuals are among the world’s most generous philanthropists, giving both their time and money to charitable causes.

2) Nigeria

WGI score: 44
Helping a stranger score: 63
Donating money score: 29
Volunteering time score: 41

Nigeria came in second place, ranking 21st globally with a score of 44%. Around 63 percent of the population of Nigeria is willing to help strangers.

1) Kenya

WGI score: 49
Helping a stranger score: 67
Donating money score: 43
Volunteering time score: 37

Kenya ranked number in Africa and fifteenth in the world. Kenyans are amiable and hospitable. While helping strangers constitutes 67 percent, only 37 percent is devoted to volunteering time.

As you can see, in Africa, helping a stranger is around three times as commonplace as both volunteering time to an organization or donating money to a charity. This indicates that generosity in Africa has far more to do with informal personal and community based assistance. How important do you think it is for a person to be generous?

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