What is meant by poverty, adequate sanitation, illiteracy?

Poverty: 34% of the Egyptian population, living on less than $2/day. Adequate sanitation: access to proper, safe, and clean excreta disposal, such as bathrooms, outhouses, or composts Illiteracy: the ability of an adult to write, in complete sentences, a paragraph about his day, his life, his job, etc.

Where do we get the statistics from?

The statistics have been compiled from current sources such as the United Nations 1998 Human Development Report and World Bank 1998; these groups work to assist the needy in many countries around the world. A complete list of sources from where the statistics were derived is available upon request.