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Economy in Central African Republic 2013
One of the poorest countries in the world, ranked as 179th out of 187 countries according to Human Development Index (HDI) in 2011, CAR's economic situation has deteriorated as violence and instability still remain to this date. The majority of Central Africans survive on less than a dollar a day. With the poor economy, few operating schools, and a high illiteracy rate, children are often forced to earn a living through manual labor and street vending. Most people in Central Africa are subsistence farmers and traders, and live off of a dollar a day. They farm manioc, peanuts, maize, bananas, and cut trees for firewood.