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This is the day that a LOT of flowers are sold around the world.
One fact that all of us forget is that the people who actually pick the flowers are not paid very well. Kenya is Africa's largest flower exporter, as well as the 4th largest flower exporter in the entire world, but the workers that pick the flowers only earn about $100 a month
The minimum wage for flower pickers is only $65 a month, and the problem could be solved if the government simply raised the minimum wage.
Kenya has a GDP of $98.264 billion, making it the 65th largest economy in the world. The problem, though, is that the per capita GDP is only $1991, which means that is really little chance of getting much of increase in the minimum wage. In time, things will improve, but it will be a slow process.
Compared to its neighbours, Kenya has well-developed social and physical infrastructure.
As of September 2018, economic prospects were positive with above 6% GDP growth expected, largely because of expansions in telecommunications, transport, construction and a recovery in agriculture. These improvements are supported by a large pool of English-speaking professional workers. There is a high level of computer literacy, especially among the youth.
In 2018 Kenya ranked 61st in the World Bank ease of doing business rating, up from 80th in 2017 (of 190 countries).
There is little that any of us can do to improve conditions for the agriculture workers, except by buying flowers, so be sure that you take care of your sweetie today !