Table 2

Lack of basic necessities and its causes

StressorTotal (n=81)Tanzania (n=40)Malawi (n=20)Ghana (n=21)
% % %
Lack of basic necessities733383199521100
 Food70317819952095
 School materials/fees276159451257
 Clothing and shoes266151155943
 Medical care251128525943
 Housing25923840838
 Water206152101257
 Farming supplies1613735838
Causes of lack of basic necessities
 Income generation issues743485201002095
 Poor community infrastructure/facilities50256311551467