Top 10 Most Generous Countries in Africa (2024)

According to CAF World Giving Index, Kenya is the most generous country in Africa, while Nigeria the giant of Africa is the third most generous country in Africa.

Top 10 Most Generous Countries in Africa, 2018

The CAF World Giving Index look is an index that looks at how and why people around the world give to charity. In this, the latest edition of the CAF World Giving Index, data were collected from 142 countries, which represents over 90% of the world’s population.

The report includes questions about three different types of giving behaviour, with each country ranked according to their answers to:

  • Helping a stranger
  • Donating money
  • Volunteering time

The Index questioned 150,000 people in 142 countries on whether they had helped a stranger in the past month, volunteered their time or gave money to a good cause as part of Gallup’s World Poll.

Top 20 Most Generous Countries in Africa, 2024

Top 20 Most Generous Countries in Africa

1. Kenya

Leading the pack is Kenya, where 76% of adults have extended a helping hand to strangers, according to the index. Additionally, 53% have generously donated money, and 51% have volunteered their time for various causes. From grassroots initiatives to national campaigns, Kenyans epitomize the essence of generosity, fostering a culture of empathy and support.

2. Liberia

Liberia emerges as a beacon of generosity, with 80% of adults extending assistance to strangers, reflecting profound compassion within the society. Despite economic challenges, 30% of Liberians have contributed monetarily to charitable causes, while an impressive 65% have dedicated their time to volunteering. Such acts of kindness play a pivotal role in addressing social inequities and promoting collective well-being.

3. Nigeria

In Nigeria, a staggering 79% of adults have offered assistance to strangers, underscoring the nation’s ethos of communal support. Moreover, 41% have generously donated money, while 37% have actively volunteered their services. These acts of generosity resonate deeply within Nigerian communities, fostering solidarity and resilience in the face of adversity.

4. Gambia

Gambia boasts a culture of giving, with 69% of adults extending help to strangers and 54% contributing financially to charitable causes. Additionally, 33% of Gambians have dedicated their time to volunteer work, embodying the spirit of service and altruism. Such collective efforts contribute significantly to uplifting marginalized communities and fostering social cohesion.

5. Ethiopia

Ethiopia stands out for its culture of generosity, with 62% of adults assisting strangers and an equal proportion donating money to support various initiatives. Furthermore, 33% of Ethiopians actively engage in volunteer work, demonstrating a deep-rooted commitment to social change and community development. These acts of kindness play a vital role in addressing the country’s socio-economic challenges and promoting inclusive growth.

6. Sierra Leone

Sierra Leonean society thrives on compassion and solidarity, with 76% of adults extending help to strangers in times of need. Despite economic constraints, 26% have contributed financially to charitable causes, while an impressive 42% have volunteered their time to support community-driven initiatives. Such acts of generosity reflect the resilience and unity of the Sierra Leonean people.

7. Chad

Chad exemplifies the spirit of giving, with 68% of adults offering assistance to strangers and 36% donating money to charitable causes. Additionally, 38% of Chadians actively engage in volunteer work, demonstrating a deep sense of civic responsibility and compassion towards others. These collective efforts contribute to building stronger, more cohesive communities across the nation.

8. Uganda

Uganda embraces a culture of generosity, with 70% of adults extending help to strangers and 32% contributing financially to charitable endeavors. Moreover, 36% of Ugandans actively volunteer their time and skills to support various community initiatives, fostering social cohesion and empowerment. Such acts of kindness play a crucial role in addressing the country’s socio-economic challenges and promoting inclusive development.

9. Ghana

Ghanaian society thrives on the principles of compassion and solidarity, with 67% of adults extending assistance to strangers and 36% contributing financially to charitable causes. Additionally, 34% of Ghanaians actively engage in volunteer work, dedicating their time and resources to uplift their communities. These acts of generosity underscore the resilience and unity of the Ghanaian people in the face of adversity.

10. Senegal

Senegal embraces a culture of giving, with 77% of adults offering assistance to strangers and 26% donating money to charitable causes. Additionally, 33% of Senegalese actively engage in volunteer work, demonstrating a deep sense of civic responsibility and solidarity. These acts of generosity reflect the resilience and unity of the Senegalese people, contributing to the nation’s social cohesion and development.

Top 20 Most Generous Countries in Africa, 2024

Rank Country
1 Kenya
2 Liberia
3 Nigeria
4 Gambia
5 Ethiopia
6 Sierra Leone
7 Chad
8 Uganda
9 Ghana
10 Senegal
11 Congo
12 Libya
13 South Africa
14 Cameroon
15 Congo, Democratic Republic of the
16 Mauritania
17 Zambia
18 Madagascar
19 Namibia
20 Malawi

Each country is given a percentage score and countries are ranked on the basis of these scores. The Index measures countries by proportion of population giving rather than how much they give.

Uzonna Anele
Uzonna Anele
Anele is a web developer and a Pan-Africanist who believes bad leadership is the only thing keeping Africa from taking its rightful place in the modern world.

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