A 25 Kg Bag of Onions

$85.20


Onions are much in demand. They are used daily in preparing local stews/soups - lasting up to a month for a family.  Providing these brings a huge relief to the weekly budget.

This cost includes the cost of delivery to the beneficiary's home.

25 Kg

Imported items cost much more in Africa than in the US/Europe and Australia. Sometimes, items cost up to double the cost outside Africa. The business and delivery network is less efficient in Africa, with less competition. Surging fuel costs for transport, limited supplies, and increased demand have resulted in consistently higher prices.

Links to articles on the cost of items in Africa:
https://openknowledge.worldbank.org/handle/10986/24215
https://www.economist.com/middle-east-and-africa/2018/03/15/why-africas-poor-pay-high-prices
https://www.un.org/africarenewal/magazine/july-2008/africa-struggles-soaring-food-prices